26th April 2009

Causey Pike and Scar Crags


Walk Overview
Time 08.50.to 12.35
Duration 3 hr 45 min
Distance 4.3 mile
Ascent 1980 ft
Walking with Jennifer and Andrew & Anne Leaney
Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Stoneycroft Gill - Stoneycroft
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside next to Stoneycroft Gill

There is only room for a couple of cars here, but it does offer a convenient starting point for the fells around the Causey Pike area.

Despite the fact that I generally try to park here, if I'm honest, a much better (less lazy) option is to use the larger car park further down the valley in the braithwaite direction. It doesn't add much onto the walk and at least your car is completely off the road.


Route Map

The bridge over Stoneycroft Gill with the distinctive summit of Causey Pike high up on the skyline.

The initial part of the walk took us up to Rowling End where we had a good view across to the path above Stoneycroft Gill, which we used at the end of the walk to get back to the cars.

Newlands Valley and the Skiddaw Fells topped with cloud.

And the other half of Newlands Valley.

Causey Pike seen from Rowling End.


Now for the really steep bit onto Causey Pike summit.

Looking back down the ridge from the summit.
Just to let you know: the path straight across the ridge, and the lower one dropping down the left hand side both come from the same point just above the road near Stoneycroft.

Leaving Causey Pike and heading across to Scar Crags.

Causey Pike seen behind a slightly artistic looking cairn on Scar Crags.

Walking down to High Moss (the flat bit in front of Outerside). The path along here might be a little loose underfoot, but it isn't nearly as precarious as it might first appear.

And now looking back up.

On the path down to Newlands Valley.


Gill scramblers in Stoneycroft Gill. It looks like good fun, but the water must be freezing.

There's quite a lot scattered about in this picture. I'll name them, but you can place them.
Derwent Water, Latrigg, Stair, Clough Head, Newlands Valley, Blencathra, Swinside, Walla Crag, Stoneycroft, Great Dodd.

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