The Lake District Mountains

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2008 05 02 - Ullscarf.

From Dobgill car park I took the path to Harrop Tarn and then turned left to climb up towards the beacon that over looks the southern end of Thirlmere. From here the path climbs over a  number of closely connected tops which gradually gain height above Nab Crags, Castle Crag and Black Crags. I detoured north a little over Black Knott before picking my way over the final grassy slopes to the summit. I saw no-one else on the mountain all afternoon. There had been substantial clouds and some showers during the early part of the walk but once I reached the summit things brightened up and visibility was good. Leaving the summit I followed the ruined fence posts north before dropping down towards Standing Crag and then stayed with the path that wheels eastwards into the woods and back down to Harrop Tarn. The afternoon ended with bright sunshine and blue skies as I enjoyed a pint in the garden of the Badger Bar at Rydal.


Harrop Tarn and Tarn Crags


The beacon on Wythburn Fells


Looking towards Ullscarf Gill


At the beacon with Fairfield in the far distance


Further up Wythburn Fells


Looking back to Thirlmere


Looking north to Skiddaw



The cairn above Nab Crags


Towards Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell


Black Knott looking towards Bowfell



Ullscarf summit looking towards Pillar and High Stile in the distance


Ullscarf summit with Scafell Pike in silhouette behind


According to Wainwright the top of Ullscarf has 'no vestige of shelter' but just a few steps to the north west of the summit is this little cranny


Looking west from the shelter to Dale Head, Hindscarth and High Spy with Grasmoor behind and to the right


A glimpse of Blea Tarn


High Saddle and Low Saddle of Coldbarrow Fell


Blencathra from near the top of Standing Crag


Blea Tarn again from the descent of Standing Crag


Looking back to Standing Crag


Cairn on the path back to Harrop Tarn


Waterfall down Dob Gill


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