Lake District: Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell

24 March 2005

A foggy start to the morning saw a surprisingly quick ascent of Skiddaw (931m/3054ft) - here the viewfinder and trig point

From Skiddaw Little Man (865m/2838ft), Derwentwater peeps into view as the cloud starts to break up

The surreal cairn on Lesser Man, back in the clouds

From Lonscale Fell (715m/2346ft), Lesser Man, Little Man and High Man peep into view

From the flat summit of Lonscale Fell, Wainwright recommended a visit to the nearby east peak, "a splendid belvedere", and he is right. The steep crags suddenly reveal a plunge of over 300 metres (1000 feet) into the valley of Glenderaterra Beck

The valley of Roughten Gill pointing to the saddleback of Blencathra

A panoramic view of Blencathra from Lonscale Fell east peak

The clouds continued to lift and break, revealing Lesser Man and Little Man behind Jenkin Hill, and the main ridge of Skiddaw

On the descent, Derwentwater



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