Causey Pike, Scar Crags & Barrow
A lovely walk in the Coledale area of the North Western lakes where we also had excellent weather during our 8 mile circular route.
Starting off from Braithwaite, we first climbed up the nose of Causey Pike via Rowling End and then followed the excellent ridge over to Scar Crags where we enjoyed our luxury lunch on the northern side of the fell. The climb up Causey Pike is reasonably steep in places and a nice little bit of 'hand to rock' is needed right at the top, but nothing at all technical. After Scar Crags, we followed the path descending towards Outerside. A special request was made by my daughter to climb the small Birkett of Stile End (447m) as we headed towards Barrow - no problem at all, as we hardly noticed the extra bit of work. I'm still amazed that she suggested that - but its fine by me.
The day ended with a gentle descent of Barrow and a nice cold beer or two in the sunshine at the Coledale Hotel beer garden. A far cry from their last walk in the lakes, where I had to abort a walk to Scafell Pike at Styhead Tarn due to awful weather conditions.
It has to be said that this was a great day indeed.
3D outline of route