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Borrowdale weekend 1 - Causey Pike to Eel Crag
by Beery Hiker » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:21 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Causey Pike, Eel Crag, Sail, Scar Crags
Hewitts included on this walk: Causey Pike, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail, Scar Crags
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The path climbs quite sharply, giving great views back towards Derwent Water.
IMG_0166 by HH, on Flickr
IMG_0171 by HH, on Flickr
Soon we were at the top, looking over to Skiddaw:
IMG_0172 by HH, on Flickr
Continuing over Scar Crags, we were soon at the top of a rather artistic new zigzag path up Sail:
IMG_0177 by HH, on Flickr
The summit cairn is not one of the Lakes' finest, but at least there are views:
IMG_0179 by HH, on Flickr
Since the weather was still good, Eel Crag was an obvious next objective
IMG_0180 by HH, on Flickr
We also got a look down towards Buttermere:
IMG_0181 by HH, on Flickr
IMG_0183 by HH, on Flickr
From the summit plateau, it was a sunny Whiteside that caught the eye:
IMG_0187 by HH, on Flickr
We made the mistake of staying on the ridge too long, and after a slightly awkward steep scree descent we were soon at Coledale Hause, ready to start the long and rather industrial walk down to Braithwaite
IMG_0189 by HH, on Flickr
So a fine warm-up day.
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