|Start Point:||Cow Bridge car park||Grid Reference:||NY 402 133|
|Distance:||10.3 miles||Ascent:||3,274 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny and hot|
|Comments:||Five members of the group joined me for this walk on the hottest day of the year so far. An exploration of the disused mine provided the opportunity for a welcome break on the long ascent from the Kirkstone Pass road to Caudale Head. After a break for 'elevenses' we continued on to our first Wainwright of the day, Stoneycove Pike. As we descended to Kirkstone Pass, Red Screes seemed to grow before our eyes. This short(ish) but steep rocky climb took us up to the Red Screes trig point, our second Wainwright. With all the hard work done it was then time to make our way down to the Scandale Pass and beside Caiston Beck to return to the cars.|
It's been a busy week at Sykeside camping ground . . .
but now it's time to pack up and go home
Brothers Water from the beginning of our climb . . .
on a lovely green path
Robb looks for a shortcut through the mountain . . .
but the tunnel is blocked after only a few yards
Don't look now, but a group of Ramblers has just arrived
Recovering from the long climb to Caudale Head . . .
but all smiles on Stonycove Pike (Caudale Moor)
Stocking up the energy reserves before heading up . . .
the rocky ascent . . .
on the way to Red Screes
John surveys the scene down to the Kirkstone Inn . . .
before continuing on to the trig point
We'll miss out Middle Dodd today . . .
to descend beside Caiston Beck . . .
enjoying the sun . . .
but I think John would prefer a shower!