A Chralaig and Mullach Froach-choire

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Attachment(s) Munros: A' Chralaig, Mullach Fraoch-choire
Date walked: 29/08/2020
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 1150m
Views: 4

Fionn Bheinn

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Attachment(s) Munros: Fionn Bheinn
Date walked: 28/08/2020
Distance: 10.8km
Ascent: 827m
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Attachment(s) Munros: An Coileachan, Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, Meall Gorm, Sgurr Mor
Date walked: 27/08/2020
Distance: 24.75km
Ascent: 1435m
Views: 4

Pillar and Steeple

Wainwrights: Pillar, Scoat Fell, Steeple
Hewitts: Pillar, Pillar - Black Crag, Scoat Fell

Date walked: 24/08/2020

Time taken: 7.7 hours

Distance: 19km

Ascent: 1245m

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Pillar Rock is the only Nuttall top in England that I haven't climbed, and although I probably won't be climbing it anytime soon, I felt that I ought to at least go and have a good look at it.
Approaching it from the Ennerdale side meant I had a long drive to Bowness Knott car park and a long walk in along the vehicle track which goes up the valley.
The ascent is quite steep,firstly on a path which goes up through the forest which seems to go on forever,and then it's a steep, mostly pathless slog up a grassy slope.You go towards the bottom of Pillar Rock, and then bear left towards a large cairn which becomes visible in the distance.

Looking back at the ascent route

Up towards Robinson's Cairn

Pillar Rock from below

Robinson's Cairn

At Robinson's Cairn, where I stopped to have something to eat and admire the view, you join the High Level Traverse path, which goes around to the base of Pillar Rock and then up to the top of Pillar.

Great Gable




Pillar Rock

Having seen Pillar Rock with my own eyes I can now confirm that I'm not going to bother climbing it.

Pillar Rock from above

Pillar summit, view to Great Gable and Scafells

Mosedale and Wasdale Head

From the top of Pillar I followed the ridge over Black Crag and Scoat Fell and on to Steeple.

Black Crag, Scoat Fell and Steeple

Scoat Fell summit

I'd been to Steeple before but only as a short out-and-back from Scoat Fell during a long ridge walk.This time I continued over the top and followed a path which goes down over Long Crag and is a nice way to get back down into Ennerdale.
I was going to go down over the top of Lingmell, but the stream I would have had to cross was in spate and I couldn't see an easy way over, so instead I went down the other path which goes down through the forest and past a waterfall.And then it was another 2 1/2 miles along a vehicle track around Ennerdale Water to finish off a long walk.

Steeple from Scoat Fell

Long Crag


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Whernside and Ingleborough

Attachment(s) Hewitts: Ingleborough, Simon Fell, Whernside
Date walked: 20/08/2020
Distance: 25.4km
Ascent: 1245m
Views: 69

Robinson and Hindscarth

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Hindscarth, Robinson
Hewitts: Hindscarth, Robinson
Date walked: 16/08/2020
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 836m
Views: 11

Moel Fferna / Cefn Perfedd / Moel y Henfaes

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Attachment(s) Hewitts: Moel Fferna, Moel yr Henfaes
Date walked: 09/08/2020
Distance: 20km
Ascent: 749m
Views: 17

Kinder Scout/ Madwoman's Stones

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 02/08/2020
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 475m
Views: 6

Beinn a Ghlo

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Munros: Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn Liath (Beinn a'Ghlo), Carn nan Gabhar
Date walked: 31/07/2020
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 1300m
Views: 16

Greenfield to Hadfield

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 28/07/2020
Distance: 20km
Ascent: 806m
Views: 19


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