Tuesday, 23rd February 2016

Walk: Red Screes, Scandale Pass, Caiston Beck, Sykeside, Caudale Head, Kirkstone Pass
Start Point: Kirkstone Pass Grid Reference: NY401 080
Distance: 8.6 miles Ascent: 3,400 feet
Time: 6.25 hours
Weather: Early frost developing into a beautiful clear day with a cold wind
Comments: Care was needed due to ice and snow underfoot. The climb to Caudale Head was tiring as this was the second climb of the day but the disused quarry provided a welcome distraction on the way up. A glorious day with few people around.

Windermere from the climb to Red Screes . . .

and looking over the southern end of Windermere to the coast

Both ends of Windermere

and the coast

The snow is quite compacted

Tarn on Red Screes

Red Screes

and the tarn again

Descending to Scandale Pass

Brothers Water

Waterfall on Caiston Beck


Angletarn Pikes

Hartsop Hall

Kirkstone Beck with High Hartsop Dodd on the right and Middle Dodd on the left

Hart Crag and Fairfield

Brothers Water with Place Fell behind as I climb from the Kirkstone Pass road . . .

and have a clear view up the Caiston Valley . . .

and another view of Brothers Water

Caudale Quarry . . .

with the tracks still visible above the waste heap . . .

and good views down the valley

Ullswater comes into view . . .

as I climb through the quarry . . .

with its spoil heaps

Returning to the main path . . .

Scandale Pass can be seen at the head of the valley . . .

and snow still sits on the fell tops . . .

as well as at the side of my path

Caudale Head . . .

which has its own cairn . . .

and good views down the valley

Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke from the path to Kirkstone Pass

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