Western Lake District

Route: Haycock and Caw Fell

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 20th June 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 11.8 miles

Ascent: 2,400 feet

These two fells are in very remote locations and there’s a long walk in from whatever direction they are tackled

I decided to approach them via Ennerdale, and parked at Bowness Knott. I walked along the easy track by the shore of Ennerdale Water. It was a beautiful morning and I walked with a spring in my step as I anticipated what lay ahead

After crossing Char Dub I headed up through the trees and eventually onto open fellside to climb up Lingmell (a very different Lingmell to the one I climbed yesterday). It was a hard slog in such hot weather but eventually I gained the ridge and views of the Scafells appeared

After visiting the top of Haycock, I made my way over to Caw Fell – a massive grassy bulk which lacks interesting features but has the virtue of being remote and isolated. There’s a real wilderness feeling to it

I then descended back to the valley and along the shoreline path. I’d hardly seen another soul all day, and it had been a great day out on these unfrequented fells

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