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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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