17th May 2010

An evening walk on Middle Fell


Walk Overview
Time 16.30 to 19.30
Duration 3 hr
Distance 3.7 mile
Ascent 1650 ft
Walking with Bill Richards
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - Greendale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, Greendale hamlet, Wasdale

This isn't really a car park as such, it just seems to have been adopted as one because of its closeness to the trio of fells around Greendale Tarn.

Parking is free and I've never failed to get a space here.


Route Map

Setting off from Greendale, , ,

, , , for a walk up Middle Fell.

Whin Rigg, Wast Water and the screes.

A close up of Greendale.

A bit of height was gained by now and the view extends across to the west coast.

Standing next to the summit on Middle Fell and looking towards Kirk Fell, Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell.

A close up of Bowderdale farm.

Another close up, this one showing Yewbarrow in front of Great Gable.

A short walk across the ridge gives uninterrupted views to Seat Allan (left), Haycock & Scoat Fell (straight ahead), and Red Pike off to the right).

Looking back to Middle Fell summit.


Greendale Tarn comes into view as we loose height on Middle Fell.

Crossing Greendale Tarn's outflow.

Time to head back down now, and sadly into the shade.

The clarity was superb this evening and it seemed to be getting better as time went on. Unfortunately we were heading back to the car and even if we weren't, the shadows were working their way across the valley.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks