Traversing three of the four summits of Birkhouse Moor with the "forming queue" is timely reminder our preference, today, to avoid Helvellyn's Edges is a good one. Even the descent from the "Hole In The Wall" to Grisedale is busy. No matter because this isn't the place to come if quiet hills are required. An easy crossing from Birkhouse Moor to St Sunday Crag isn't easy to find and we don't find it. A grass rake allows us to climb steeply to join the path between Deepdale Hause and St Sunday Crag on our way to Gavel Pike.
Descending from Gavel Pike to Birks gives us our second "Third Round Wainwright" of the day to reduce our outstanding summits on the round to four. A pair at the far end of Ennerdale and two well separated singletons remain but other plans mean it could be the middle of the summer before we finally bag them.
|Place Fell and more|
|Helvellyn and The Edges|
|Going to Striding Edge|
|"And we used to come down that gully"|
|Across to Striding Edge|
|St Sunday Crag|
|Far Eastern Fells|
|Ullswater at the end of the day|
- Birkhouse Moor
- Birkhouse Moor South Top
- Birkhouse Moor Extreme South Top
- St Sunday Crag
- Gavel Pike