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Borrowdale weekend 1 - Causey Pike to Eel Crag

Borrowdale weekend 1 - Causey Pike to Eel Crag


Postby 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

Date walked: 07/10/2016

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I have finally got round to editing and posting the pictures from our Lake District weekend earlier this month. This first part covers the Friday. After an early start and a couple of trains, I met my companions at Penrith station just before 11 a.m. and we immediately headed for Stair, to start with Causey Pike and keep a flexible plan from there.

The path climbs quite sharply, giving great views back towards Derwent Water.
ImageIMG_0166 by HH, on Flickr
ImageIMG_0171 by HH, on Flickr

Soon we were at the top, looking over to Skiddaw:
ImageIMG_0172 by HH, on Flickr

Continuing over Scar Crags, we were soon at the top of a rather artistic new zigzag path up Sail:
ImageIMG_0177 by HH, on Flickr

The summit cairn is not one of the Lakes' finest, but at least there are views:
ImageIMG_0179 by HH, on Flickr

Since the weather was still good, Eel Crag was an obvious next objective
ImageIMG_0180 by HH, on Flickr

We also got a look down towards Buttermere:
ImageIMG_0181 by HH, on Flickr
ImageIMG_0183 by HH, on Flickr

From the summit plateau, it was a sunny Whiteside that caught the eye:
ImageIMG_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
ImageIMG_0189 by HH, on Flickr

So a fine warm-up day.
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Re: Borrowdale weekend 1 - Causey Pike to Eel Crag

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:30 am

A classic route with some superb photos!

Tim
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Re: Borrowdale weekend 1 - Causey Pike to Eel Crag

Postby Beery Hiker » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:46 am

Thanks Tim. Part 2 (Scafell Pike to Glaramara) will have to wait a bit longer, probably until Sunday, because there are more photos to choose from.
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Re: Borrowdale weekend 1 - Causey Pike to Eel Crag

Postby dav2930 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:42 pm

One of Lakeland's finest ridge walks. Nice photos.
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Re: Borrowdale weekend 1 - Causey Pike to Eel Crag

Postby trailmasher » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:06 pm

A great walk across some great hills, well done and great report :clap:
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Re: Borrowdale weekend 1 - Causey Pike to Eel Crag

Postby ChrisW » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:06 am

Lovely shots of a vey nice 'warm up' BH :thumbup:
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