|Walk:||Crookabeck, Scalehow Beck, Place Fell, Angletarn Pikes, Brock Crags, Calf Close, Hartsop|
|Start Point:||Cow Bridge car park||Grid Reference:||NY 403 133|
|Distance:||12.5 miles||Ascent:||3,900 feet|
|Weather:||Dry and mild with a strengthening wind|
|Comments:||A great weather forecast gave me the opportunity to get some climbing done in the Lakes. I decided on a walk beside Ullswater and onto Place Fell via Scalehow Beck. A path is developing on the opposite side of the beck giving better views of the waterfalls - a future walk could trace the beck to its source. Conditions were great for photos, especially with the early morning frost still touching the daffodils.|
The conditions on the Kirkstone Pass warranted a stop for a photo
Goldrill Beck with Middle Dodd in the distance . . .
and erosion at a small tributary
A huge bank of daffodils . . .
where some hang their heads in the frosty conditions . . .
whilst others are encouraged . . .
to open up in the sun
Glenridding . . .
where some storm damage can be seen
Evidence of mining activity
The ferries are running again . . .
from Glenridding pier
Another ferry - with lots of passengers
Scalehow Force comes into view . . .
and there are more waterfalls . . .
as I make my way . . .
beside the beck . . .
to the top
High Street (the Pooley Bridge end) with The Nab and Beda Fell in front
Place Fell - the best I've ever seen it
Caudale Head, Red Screes and Middle Dodd tower over Brothers Water
Glenridding is surrounded by high fells
Zooming in on Helvellyn with Striding Edge on the left and Swirral Edge on the right
Looking up the Glenridding Valley . . .
and zooming in you can see Glenridding Beck which caused lots of floods in the storms
Leaving Place Fell . . .
The descent gives good views of Brothers Water with Red Screes and High Hartsop Dodd behind
A great day to zoom in on Blencathra
Looking over Striding Edge to Catstye Cam
Angle Tarn from the southern pike
Sun and wind on Brothers Water . . .
and from Brock Crags . . .
I can see the car . . .
and look back to Place Fell
Angle Tarn where the third island . . .
has been chosen as a camping spot
Looking back over Angle Tarn to the Pikes and Place Fell