Brimful Beck living up to it’s name.
The better weather duly arrived, although not everyone was getting it. In fact the weather was quite odd – we could often see very black skies to the east and south, where as we often had blue skies and out to the west over the sea the weather looked to be brighter still. The high tops were mostly clear after the cloud lifted early on, but some of the lower hills were occasionally half shrouded in cloud.
Our route in brief was: skirting Yewbarrow above Over Beck to Dore Head…
Wastwater and the Screes from above Over Beck.
Yewbarrow from Dore Head…note the cows, not often seen on Lakeland Fells.
From there up to Red Pike….
X-Ray on the first (801m) summit.
Haycock and Scoat Tarn from the same spot.
Scoat Fell, Red Pike, Pillar.
X-Ray above the precipitous Mosedale side of Red Pike – note the black skies behind the Scafells.
From Red Pike we climbed Scoat Fell…
Scoat Fell. Red Pike on the right, Scafells in the background.
Then an out and back to Steeple…
X-Ray looks back to Scoat Fell from Steeple.
Pillar and Black Crag from Steeple. Great Gable in the background on right.
Looking down Long Crag to Ennerdale Water and the Sea.
On then to Haycock…
Looking back to Scoat Fell and Steeple from Haycock.
From Haycock it was a long walk out, along Nether Beck…
We saw very few other walkers all day, but now we only had dor beetles (of which we saw no end through the day) and small frogs to keep us company….
The rain, which seemed to have been threatening to arrive all day, no finally appeared, starting with the slightest of showers, but getting more persistent and with odd rumbles of thunder to accompany it.
Crossing Ladcrag Beck