Wednesday 27 March 2019

A Single Synge Bagged....and A Circuit of Crummock Water

Back to Buttermere this morning...the car will know it's own way before long! I had a definite plan for the day, unusual for me at the moment. First on the agenda was a visit to Scale Force, it's probably 14 years since I'd been there. Then the Synge of Gale Fell East Top, and finally a stroll round Crummack Water. As is my habit, there follows a few photos of the day......

Scale Force...I did scramble up and above the lower fall, but the image was in my opinion poorer.

The summit of Gale Fell East Top....and a rare appearance by your author!
This is the view North...ish Loweswater just visible. 

I descended to the shore of Crummock Water and had my lunch here with the view across the lake from Low Ling Crag towards Hause Point.

Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts, again from Low Ling Crag

Further along the shore looking towards Whiteside.

Rannerdale Knotts seen between these Silver Birches

A telephoto image compressing the view up Gasgale Gill...amazingly when zoomed in it's possible to see someone on top of Hopegill Head. 

Grasmoor, and its reflection doing its "pyramid" impression.

Still a few Catkins about!

Horse Chestnuts are bursting open with the promise of a bit of sunshine

Whiteless Pike as I walked on the short section of road.

The highpoint in this image is Gale Fell East Top, I took the photo as I dropped off the bridleway on Rannerdale Knotts. From here I walked on the permissive paths, round Nether How and beside Mill Beck back to Buttermere and the car.
A full day, most enjoyable as well....great to see a bit of sun :-) 


  1. Wonderful scenery remembered from my recent visit. Crummock is such a beautiful lake to walk round.

    1. Hi Alan, yep it's a lovely part of the Lakes...only a short distance from Buttermere but always quieter.
      I need to go back some time and walk round the lake the in the other direction...I think I've always done it clockwise.
      Cheers Alistair