Esk Pike Circuit

DATE : 6th July 2004

Heading along Mosedale after the start from Cockley bridge

The river Esk and Hard Knott from Low Gait Crags on the ascent of Esk Pike

The Scafells lie to the west

The route ahead up to Pike de Bield with Bowfell to the right

Lingcove Beck skirts it's way around the base of Crinkle Crags to join the river Esk further down

Pike de Bield provides an excellent vantage point for the Scafell range

On Esk Pike now with the view north to Allen Crags & Glaramara

And to the west are l-r Great End , Great & Green Gables and Grasmoor in the distance

The view south from Esk Pike to the Scafell range and the River Esk

Angle Tarn , Rosset Pike & the Langdale Pikes from the descent to Ore Gap which seperates Esk Pike from Bowfell

On the ascent of Bowfell now , looking down into Great Langdale

Eskdale from Bowfell summit

The Band below provides a route to Great Langdale from the Three Tarns

On the Crinkles now , glancing back at Gunson Knott , the fifth Crinkle

"Wot view ?"

Oxendale from the Crinkle Crags

View of the now distant Scafells

Cockley Beck & Dunnerdale from Little Stand

Harter Fell & the eastern side of the Hard Knott pass

Cockely Bridge from the lower slopes of Little Stand