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2004 06 18 - Haycock and Seatallan with Paul D.

After a night at the Wasdale Head Inn we were faced with another early morning downpour but fortunately things brightened up as the day progressed. We started from Greendale and followed the path along Greendale Gill towards the tarn. From the tarn we climbed towards Haycock via Pots of Ashness and approached the summit up the steep western flanks of the fell. As we dropped down from Haycock towards Seatallan the sun was still shining, as can be seen from the photograph, but as we approached Seatallan the clouds and rain rushed in behind us from the direction of Ennerdale. The climb up Seatallan was accompanied by howling wind and rain but the weather eased at the summit and began improving considerably as we descended.

 

Why is this place called Greendale?

 

Waterfalls higher up the path

 

Greendale Tarn

 

Seatallan from the tarn and Haycock appearing in the distance

 

The Scafells over Yewbarrow

 

Seatallan from Pots of Ashness

 

Haycock and the weather is improving

 

Near Haycock's summit with Seatallan behind (Photo Paul D)

 

Paul and Meg near the summit

 

Looking towards Iron Crag and Ennerdale Water

 

Steeple and Scoat Fell from Haycock

 

The stone-strewn summit of Haycock

 

Heading for Seatallan (Photo Paul D)

 

And very quickly, Haycock disappears behind us

 

The trig point and the Irish sea beyond

 

Paul and Meg taking shelter

 

Wet, weary and windswept (Photo Paul D)

 

And Meg doesn't look too good either

 

Waterfall on the way back down and the weather has improved

 

The crags of Wastwater Screes from Greendale

 

And the Scafells free of clouds for the first time in two days

 

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