Middle Fell and Seatallan
27 August 2005
A misty morning sees Stephen and George making another visit to Wasdale, this
time to the top of Middle Fell. From its summit cairn, a view looking to Wasdale
A panoramic view from the top of Middle Fell, showing the full length of
Looking north up the valley of Over Beck, with Yewbarrow to the right
Looking across Greendale Tarn to our next objective, Seatallan, its head just
lost in the mist
The depression between the two fells, described by Wainwright as "rather juicy",
and he is still right.
On the slopes of Seatallan, looking back to Middle Fell
The valley of Nether Beck towards Haycock and Scoat Fell
A slightly damp George by the trig point on the summit of Seatallan. This was
Stephen's 90th English Marilyn,
thus being half way. It was George's 61st.
On the descent of Seatallan, a glimpse of Greendale Tarn below the steep slopes
of Middle Fell
Descending alongside Greendale Gill
Looking south to Nether Wasdale
Wastwater Screes with Illgill Head on the left and Whin Rigg on the right.
The imposing crags of Buckbarrow terminate the long ridge of Seatallan
On the way back to Broughton, a quick stop to watch the trains at Irton Road
station on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. River Irt, the oldest
working 15” gauge locomotive in the world, waits in the passing loop.
River Mite pulls the 1350 from Ravenglass
The way ahead now clear, River Irt opens up to take her train back to