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2008 03 14 - Skiddaw, Little Man and Sale How.

It was a grey day with lots of cloud which fortunately kept clear of the tops except on Skiddaw where there were no views to be had. I started from Latrigg car park and gasped my way up Jenkin Hill before following the path that goes through the gate and skirts around Lesser Man and Little Man. As I climbed towards Skiddaw's top the cloud became thicker and more extensive. All along the summit ridge a cold wind was blowing and without views there was nothing to detain me. I doubled back and clambered to the top of Little Man from where the views would have been spectacular on a clearer day. My next objective was the domed top of Sale How where I was rewarded with a little sunshine and a patch or two of blue sky. As I strolled down towards Skiddaw House the wind had dropped so that it was almost completely still and silent. I found myself entirely alone for a while with not even a stream or a bird to disturb the peacefulness. From Skiddaw House I followed the path over Salehow Beck and around the flanks of Lonscale Fell back to the car park.

 

The Hawell monument near the start of the path up Jenkin Hill

 

Inscription on the column

 

Inscription on the base

 

Jenkin Hill

 

Derwent Water from Jenkin Hill

 

Looking across Lonscale Fell to Blencathra

 

Blencathra and Lonscale Fell again

 

Shelter on Skiddaw

 

Towards the summit

 

Skiddaw summit triangulation point

 

Coming off Skiddaw towards Little Man

 

Carl Side from Little Man

 

Lesser Man from Little Man

 

Blencathra from Little Man

 

From Little Man towards Carrock Fell in the distance (click on thumbnail)

 

Sale How across the centre with Bowscale Fell in the distance

 

Sale How summit towards Great Calva

 

Great Calva again from the path towards Skiddaw House

 

Skiddaw House and grounds

 

Skiddaw House again - renovation appeared to be going on so perhaps the youth hostel is to re-open

 

Great Calva

 

Salehow Beck looking towards Carrock Fell

 

Helvellyn from the path along the side of Lonscale Fell

 

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