North-east from Wha House Farm to Scale Bridge, just below Brock Crag. Continuing north via Throstle Garth to Scar Lathing, then following the course of the River Esk to Bield. North-west along Little Narrowcove to Scafell Pike, then south-west to Mickledore. South-east back to the River Esk near Cam Spout Crag then south to Silverybield Crag, before returning to Scale Bridge and back to the starting point. An 11-mile walk in the Lake District.
The best map to use on this walk is the Ordnance Survey map of the Lake District South-Western Area, reference OS Explorer OL6, scale 1:25,000. It clearly displays footpaths, rights of way, open access land and vegetation on the ground, making it ideal for walking, running and hiking. The map can be purchased from Amazon in either a standard, paper version or a weatherproof, laminated version, as shown below.
The start of the walk and a beautiful day in Eskdale.
Following the course of the River Esk through the valley.
Crystal clear waters and beautiful falls.
Heading up towards Scar Lathing. The first of two main climbs.
The Great Moss area between Scar Lathing and Bield.
Time for a break and a bite to eat.
Little Narrowcove. The second main climb of the day.
Not far from the top of Scafell Pike.
Scafell Pike summit. Height 978 metres (3209 feet).
Heading back down to the River Esk and Great Moss.
Taking in the amazing views.
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