Wansfell Pike and Wansfell
1 January 2006
On a lovely New Year's Day, as Henry and Stephen leave the farm road for the
footpath up Wanfell Pike, a view to central Lakeland, with the Langdale Pikes
and High Raise centre picture.
A little higher, and a look across Ambleside to the Southern and Central fells
A panoramic view from the same point
Henry on the path up Wansfell Pike
Looking across the valley of Stock Ghyll to Red Screes, with
the Kirkstone Pass Inn just visible before the land climbs to Caudale Moor
From the summit of Wansfell Pike looking across the north of Windermere to the
sea, with Black Combe and the Coniston fells.
Wetherlam and Great Carrs declining into Wrynose pass, then Pike O'Blisco,
Crinkle Crags and Bowfell with the Scafells behind them and Lingmoor Fell in
front, then the Landgale Pikes and High Raise.
Red Screes, Kirkstone Pass and Caudale Moor, then Thornthwaite Crag
Looking from Wansfell Pike to the summit of Wansfell, recorded by the Ordnance
Survey as 5 metres higher, though neither my eyes nor my GPS altimeter agreed.
Behind are Caudale Moor, Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke.
A 360° panoramic view from the summit of Wanfell Pike
Dry stone wall on the ridge walk to the official summit of Wansfell.
From Wansfell, looking back to Wanfell Pike and the Coniston fells
Henry at the summit of Wansfell
On the way back, we visited the impressive waterfall of Stockghyll Force.