22nd September 2016

An afternoon on Middle Fell

Time 12:40 to 3:30pm
Duration 2 hr 50 min
Distance 3.6 mile
Ascent 1600 ft is somewhere close
Walking with Graham Kitching
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - 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


When I went to work this morning it was raining, the cloud was down and it wasn't very nice at all and now look at it. As I was busy thinking of an alternative walk for this afternoon it dried up and eventually the sun broke through to give us some great September weather for this little excursion onto Middle Fell.
That's the craggy bit of Buckbarrow in this picture, Middle Fell is to the right hand side of the photo.


Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Scafell and Illgill Head all seen from the path on middle Fell. Lots of views of the Scafells on this route so if have a particular dislike of them you might want to look away now.

The only way is up - - - unless you're doing the walk the opposite way round.


A close up of Scafell Pike (left) and Scafell (right).

Can't complain about the view from here can you. To the left of the lake is Yewbarrow with Kirk Fell and Great Gable behind.

We make our way down from Middle Fell with Haycock, Scoat Fell and Red Pike in view until we turn left to get to Greendale Tarn.

After successfully crossing the tarn's outflow without slipping in, we stand for a moment admiring the place and comment on how warm it was out of the breeze.

Greendale Gill.

Looking down Greendale Gill.


A close up of Greendale.

And to finish, we have a clear view across Wast Water to Illgill Head and The Screes.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks