Lake District, February 2016

Hindscarth and Robinson (Wainwrights 206 and 207)

Hindscarth on the left and Robinson on the right, with the ridge leading to Hindscarth in the centre
Hindscarth left and Robinson centre
The central Lake District with the Scafells and Great Gable centre-left, Kirk Fell centre, and the Ennerdale fells on the right, from the summit of Hindscarth
On Robinson, looking down the Newlands valley to Derwentwater, Skiddaw, Blencathra and the Helvellyn range
Looking down the valley of Scope Beck
Descending alongside Scope Beck

Eagle Crag, Sergeant’s Crag and Ullscarf (Wainwrights 208 to 210)

Another great walk in the Lake District. Today was an ideal sort of day to visit Ullscarf, when the ground is frozen, otherwise there would be a lot of bog.

Skiddaw and friends across Derwentwater
Langstrath Beck comes in from the left of picture to join Greenup Gill from behind me, heading down the valley together as Stonethwaite Beck
Gaining height on Eagle Crag. This was a very steep route of ascent, and not one I wholeheartedly recommend.
Looking up Langstrath from Eagle Crag, with Sergeant’s Crag on the left.
On Ullscarf, with a glorious array of snowy summits beyond including Scafell Pike behind Bowfell and Great Gable behind Glaramara
The old fence posts are a reliable guide as to the direction to take to the summit of Ullscarf
The head of the valley of Greenup Gill, full of moraines, from the summit of Lining Crag.

Graystones (Wainwright 211) and Spout Force

Across the Vale of Lorton from the slopes of Graystones
On the Wainwright summit of Graystones, looking past the Birkett summit to the Hopegill Head and Grasmoor fells
Storm damage at Whit Beck – note the path disappearing over the edge, to re-emerge forty metres upstream
Spout Force

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