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A wonderful day in the lakes (Scafell and back)

A wonderful day in the lakes (Scafell and back)


Postby ChrisG » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:53 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Scafell, Slight Side

Hewitts included on this walk: Scafell

Date walked: 08/08/2015

Time taken: 9

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 980m

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This is one of those days when you just feel good to be alive. Wonderful weather breathtaking vista. There is no place better than the lakes when its like this.


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Last edited by ChrisG on Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: A wonderful day in the lakes (Scafell and back)

Postby dav2930 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:16 pm

Top quality pics. Did you descend by Broad Stand or Foxes Tarn?
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Re: A wonderful day in the lakes (Scafell and back)

Postby ChrisG » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:57 pm

dav2930 wrote:Top quality pics. Did you descend by Broad Stand or Foxes Tarn?


We went up via foxes tarn and back down via slight side. It was a great day out
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Re: A wonderful day in the lakes (Scafell and back)

Postby dav2930 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:37 pm

ChrisG wrote:
dav2930 wrote:Top quality pics. Did you descend by Broad Stand or Foxes Tarn?


We went up via foxes tarn and back down via slight side. It was a great day out

Silly me, should have realized you did it that way round by the sequence of photos. Fantastic part of the world; glad you had a great day.
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Re: A wonderful day in the lakes (Scafell and back)

Postby Mal Grey » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:58 pm

Great photos.

Upper Eskdale is a wonderful place, so much wilder than most of the Lake District. Don't know why I've never done Scafell from this side!
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Re: A wonderful day in the lakes (Scafell and back)

Postby ChrisG » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:22 pm

Mal Grey wrote:Great photos.

Upper Eskdale is a wonderful place, so much wilder than most of the Lake District. Don't know why I've never done Scafell from this side!


You should its a wonderful place
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Re: A wonderful day in the lakes (Scafell and back)

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:15 pm

Top notch pics there, Chris. :clap: :clap: :clap: The good weather helps of course. I had 3 goes at this before I got any decent weather
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Re: A wonderful day in the lakes (Scafell and back)

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:23 pm

Beautiful shots Chris, I don't think I've seen better of the lakes, I love those cloud shadows - sitting on a summit watching them fold over the ground below is just fantastic :clap:
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Re: A wonderful day in the lakes (Scafell and back)

Postby ChrisG » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:04 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Top notch pics there, Chris. :clap: :clap: :clap: The good weather helps of course. I had 3 goes at this before I got any decent weather

We got very lucky with the weather, it is a very special place though the scenery is outstanding
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Re: A wonderful day in the lakes (Scafell and back)

Postby ChrisG » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:06 pm

ChrisW wrote:Beautiful shots Chris, I don't think I've seen better of the lakes, I love those cloud shadows - sitting on a summit watching them fold over the ground below is just fantastic :clap:


Thank you for taking the time to look and comment Chris, as usual you are very encouraging. I'm very glad you enjoy the pictures
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