Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Central Fells – 24 April

The rain on Saturday literally “cleared the air” so that Sunday dawned clear and bright and having stayed in Borrowdale we were well placed for a couple of ridges we rarely visit. Eagle Crag to High Raise via Sergeant’s Crag and from High Raise over Ulscarf and Great Crag to Grange Fell. These fells are not particularly interesting in themselves although Eagle Crag’s terraces are a welcome relief from the grassy slopes to the summit but they are in the very centre of the Lake District and command extensive views.

Ulscarf-002Towards Seathwaite and the Borrowdale Fells

Ulscarf-003Back towards Grange Fell – our final summit of the day

Ulscarf-004Eagle Crag in the distance – first fell of the day

Ulscarf-005Eagle Crag with Sergeant’s Crag on its right

Ulscarf-009Back down into Borrowdale from eagle Crag

Ulscarf-022Coniston Fells in the distance beyond the Langdale Pikes from High Raise summit

Ulscarf-023Pauline by the Trig Point on High Raise looking south west

Ulscarf-039North west over Watendlath Tarn, Derwent Water Bassenthwaite to the Solway Firth in the hazy distance with Skiddaw and its outliers on the right

Ulscarf-045Dock Tarn with its island

Ulscarf-050Back towards High Raise with Eagle Crag and Sergeant’s Crag in the (left) middle distance

Ulscarf-051Pauline looking north east over High Seat & High Tove towards Great Dodd with its own cloud

Ulscarf-057Rosthswaite in Borrowdale – our destination for today

1 comment:

  1. Stunning photos as usual.

    V jealous. This post and your teenager with altitude are a reminder that we haven't visited the lakes since last autumn.

    All the best