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