Sunday, 20th May 2007


Walk: Mungrisdale, Souther Fell, Scales Fell, Blencathra, Mungrisdale Common, Bannerdale Crags, Bowscale Fell, Mungrisdale
Start Point: Mungrisdale Grid Ref: NY 363 302
Distance:  11 miles Ascent:  3,250 feet
Weather: A bright and sunny day but a cold wind on top
Accompanied by:

Marie, John D, Ray, Mandy, Fran, Phil, Eric,

Comments: A pleasant walk, one of the easiest routes up Blencathra. We were surprised to find thousands of caterpillars on Bowscale Fell. Later research found that such great numbers occur every 7 years.


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A brief pause on the ascent at the end of Souther Fell


Checking our return route


Looking over Bannerdale Crags to Blencathra (Saddleback)


Sharp Edge looks quite intimidating from here


Hall's Fell ridge


Scales Tarn below the path onto Sharp Edge


Looks like there are a few people already on Blencathra


The sun catches Sharp Edge


and again, zooming in


Fran and Mandy check out the summit


Bannerdale Crags with Bowscale Fell to the left


Bowscale Fell was infested with thousands of these caterpillars


Steep descent at the end of the walk

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