Wednesday, 19th December 2007


Walk: Sadgill, Stockdale, Grey Crag, Harrop Pike, Tarn Crag, Sadgill
Start Point: Sadgill Grid Ref: NY 483 057
Distance:  7.5 miles Ascent:  1,900 feet
Weather: A bright and clear frosty day with only a little breeze on top
Accompanied by:

on my own

Comments: Headed up the gully from Stockdale but decided to detour to take in Great Howe. A stiff climb to get onto Great Howe but worth the effort. Path quite clear most of the way. The extra diversion to Harrop Pike was also worth doing as the walking here was quite easy. The route down from Tarn Crag was quite gradual but the valley would have been rather boggy if the ground wasn't frozen.


Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Shipman Knotts from the track to Stockdale - and it looks like the weather forecast was right


Shipman Knotts, Goat Scar and Kentmere Pike on the far right


Harter Fell, with the long track up to Gatescarth Pass


Goat Scar towers over the path up the valley


From Great Howe the pillar at Tarn Crag is just visible on the horizon


Harrop Pike from Grey Crag


Using the timer on Grey Crag - think I need a tripod




Harrop Pike


Looking East from Harrop Pike . . .


and southeast, Pen-y-Ghent can just be seen


Grey Crag on the left, and the fence line that the path followed


Looking across Grey Crag tarn, which is just a huge boggy area - frozen today, to Tarn Crag


The pillar on Tarn Crag - and a frozen puddle


Trying out the timer again - on Tarn Crag


Tarn Crag with Harter Fell on the left and Branstree on the right


Descending from Tarn Crag, Harter Fell is on the left and the path from Gatescarth Pass can just be seen


Mosedale Cottage, originally a shepherd's bothy, and the Mosedale valley


Buckbarrow Crag, where ravens nest in the spring

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