The route this weekend was a slight variation on something I had done a few weeks ago.
Start at Seathwaite Farm, up Sourmilk Gill, across the stream over the wall and up to Grey Knotts.Then along to Brandreth, Green Gable and down Windy Gap to Styhead Tarn. From the Tarn it was up to Scafell Pike via the corridor route and then down behind Great End back to Seathwaite.
Conditions for pictures weren't the best as it was quite hazy. That didn't stop me taking loads though!
|Heading up Sourmilk Gill|
|Looking toward Green Gable whilst sneaking up the side of Grey Knotts|
|Looking toward Dale Head|
|Poking around near the top of Grey Knotts|
|Looking toward High Crag and Haystacks|
|Toward Dale Head again|
|Looking toward Green and Great Gable|
|Looking toward Kirk Fell and Pillar, close to Brandreth|
|Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirk Fell|
|On the way up to Green Gable looking back|
|Great Gable is great!|
|A bit of a jump along the route, Scafell Pike and Lingmell just before the beginning of the corridor route|
|Great Gable from the corridor route|
|Almost at the tourist path on Scafell Pike, looking back toward Great Gable|
|Too many people on the top of Scafell Pike, I snapped this as I made a hasty descent|
|Looking back up at Scafell Pike|
|Another view of Great Gable|
The first half of the walk was fun, but the second half was a bit of a let down beacuse of the amount of people. I guess that's to be expected at this time of year. You can't have the mountains to yourself all the time but it's great when you do ! I bagged a couple of new Wainwrights and was out for 6 hours 30 mins, good training and also more for my mountain leader log book. Job done !