Friday 16th June 2006
The intention of today's walk was to reach the summit of Scafell and descend via Slight Side but as we arrived at the campsite an hour later than we had planned for we had to make the decision halfway up Scafell to turn back as we would have been risking returning in failing light. A quick check of the map meant that we returned via Boat How and the Boot Inn, which we couldn't pass without calling in for a well earned drink.
Start: Hollins Farm Campsite (NY 178 010)
Hollins Farm Campsite - Eel Tarn - Burnmoor
Tarn - Hard Rigg - Burnmoor Tarn - Boat How (89)
Distance: 8.25 miles Ascent: 580 metres Time Taken: 5 hours
Weather: High cloud but warm and bright.
Pub visited: The Boot Inn, Boot Ale Drunk: Little Valley Brewery, Crag Vale
Looking back at Eel Tarn.
The view back down the valley with Gill Bank farm just visible.
Burnmoor Tarn, the bump on the hill to its left is the summit of Boat How.
Eskdale Fell from the ascent to Scafell.
Yewbarrow with Wast Water to its left.
Illgill Head looks far less dramatic from this side, where there are no scree slopes.
Scafell at the time we estimated
we might have made the summit.
Looking down Mitterdale from the summit of Boat
How. The hump
Boat How summit.
Scafell with Eskdale Fell in front, from Boat How.
Green Crag across Eskdale valley.
Harter Fell from the path down to Boot.
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