Lake District:
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.

Lake District New Year 2005/6



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