Wednesday 12th July 2006

As we set off for Birker Fell a patch of blue sky and the sun appeared in the cloud above us but this was to prove to be all we saw of the sun today. The low cloud that arrived halfway through the walk meant that we were unable to find Yoadcastle's summit and by the time we were at Boat How the rain had arrived and as even Boat How was in cloud we left it for another day. Despite the poor weather on the second part of the walk it is a walk that I will always remember because it marks an important milestone for me.

Start: Birker Fell Road (SD 1707 9770)

Route:

Birker Fell Road - Rough Crag (Birker Moor) (96) - Water Crag (97) - The Knott (Stainton Fell) (98) - White Pike (Birkby Fell) (99) - Woodend Height (100) -   Devoke Water - Birker Fell Road

Distance: 5.75 miles     Ascent: 537 metres      Time Taken: 5 hrs

Weather: Grey skies to start that became low cloud and then rain.

Pub Visited: King George IV, Eskdale    Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland

Route Map >>

 

Devoke Water

Devoke Water from the start of the climb to Rough Crag.

Rough Crag summit

The summit cairn on Rough Crag, White Pike summit is visible behind it.

Rough Crag

Rough Crag from Water Crag, with Green Crag & Harter Fell in the background.

Water Crag summit

Water Crag's summit cairn, the actual summit is slightly to the north of this cairn.

Muncaster Fell

Muncaster Fell from Water Crag.

Linbeck Gill

Linbeck Gill with Water Crag behind it.

Seat How

Seat How across Devoke Water.

Water & Rough Crags

Water Crag (L) & Rough Crag (R) from the climb to White Pike.

The Knott

The summit of The Knott with White Pike behind now in cloud, when we had left it 10 minutes  earlier it had been clear of all cloud. We spent the next 30 minutes sat here waiting for the  cloud to lift before making our way back.

Ravenglass Estuary

Ravenglass Estuary from The Knott.

White Pike

White Pike nearly clear of cloud. 

White Pike summit"

White Pike's summit cairn in cloud again.

Woodend Height summit

The summit cairn on Woodend Height, another cairn that is just below the true summit. Despite the  lack of views or height a special summit for me as it was my 100th Birkett summit, only 441 to go.

Boat House

The Boat House on Devoke Water.

Previous walk Grinah Stones Friday 30th June 2006 <> Next walk Scafell Thursday 13th July 2006

 

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