Bakestall - Route One



 

Start - Peter House NY 299 323 Distance - 2.4 miles Ascent - 1,512 feet Time - 1 hour : 40 minutes


 

 
 

The small lay-by opposite Peter House Farm is the starting point for this walk
Binsey from Peter House Farm
A hand-gate to the left of the lay-by leads onto a gated road
The gated road provides access to Dash Farm and Skiddaw House
Skiddaw from the gated road
Long Side and Ullock Pike from the road
The road rises gently though a succession of gateways
Little Nettle Hause and Black Nettle Hause from the road
Looking back towards Binsey
Looking over towards Little Cockup and Great Cockup with sunlight highlighting Brockle Crag
Dash Farm comes into view
Binsey and Latrigg
Great Cockup, Burn Todd and White Hause
Approaching the last gateway on the Dash Farm road
Little Cockup and Great Cockup
Little Calva and the terminal cliff of Dead Crags on Bakestall
A walker makes use of shortcut path just before the metalled road turns towards Dash Farm
As the road turns towards Dash Farm a guide stone directs walkers onto the bridleway track to Threlkeld via Dash Falls and Skiddaw House
The teminal cliff of Dead Crags and the ravine of Dead Beck from the bridleway track
Little Nettle Hause and Black Nettle Hause divided by Foul Gill
The bridleway rises towards a bridge over Dead Beck
The bridge over Dead Beck, the wide gate beyond it is normally locked to prevent un-authorised vehicles using the Skiddaw House access track 
The bridleway track continues on towards the col above Dash Falls
Looking over to Dash Farm
The bridleway track descends slightly to pass beneath the amphitheatre of Dead Crags
Dash Falls, or more properly named Whitewater Dash from the bridleway track.  Its ravine is enclosed by a sheep-proof fence which has enabled the natural regeneration of native trees
Birkett Edge and Dead Crags from the bridleway track
The bridleway track begins to climb to the col above Dash Falls
Looking back to the terminal cliff of Dead Crags from the climb to the col
Black Nettle Hause above the tree shrouded ravine of Dash Falls
The bridleway track rising across the slopes of Birkett Edge
The craggy profile of Black Nettle Hause, an unusual name, the Hause part means neck of land at the head of the valley 
The Dash Valley from below Black Nettle Hause
Looking back to Dead Crags
Approaching the col above Dash Falls
The upper waterfall of Dash Falls from just below the col
The upper part of Dash Falls is the only section that can be easily seeen from the bridleway track
Looking back from just below the col
The track continues on beyond a gate bound for Skiddaw House, it's time to leave it to begin the climb to the summit of Bakestall via Birkett Edge
The path to the summit follows the wall, the first section can be quite boggy in places
The sunlit terminal cliff from the start of the path along Birkett Edge
Walkers descending the path back to the col
The wall on the lower slope is quite short and soon gives way to post and wire fence
The fence is followed all the way to Bakestall's highest point
Looking over towards Blencathra
Little Calva from the lower slopes of Birkett Edge
The bleak moor of Skiddaw Forest, Skiddaw House is located amongst the trees centre left beyond Hare Crag
The summit of Bakestall comes into view
Blencathra across Skiddaw Forest
Clough Head, Great Dodd and Stybarrow Dodd appear between the slopes of Blease Fell and Lonscale Fell
Although the fence rises to the highest point on the summit ridge the more defined top on the right has long been regarded as the summit of the fell
Looking back down to the col
Little Calva and Great Calva
The final slope leading up to the highest point, a minor path breaks away to the right to traverse more directly to the traditional summit
Looking over to the summit of Bakestall
Looking back along the path on Birkett Edge
Looking over towards Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw and Broad End
Approaching the highest point where the fence turns sharply to the south
The cairn on the highest point
Blencathra from the highest point
Helvellyn appears over the summit of Lonscale Fell
Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw and Broad End from the highest point
The traditional summit lies a hundred yards to the north across a shallow depression
The cairn on Bakestall's summit
The foot of Bassenthwaite Lake from the summit of Bakestall
Binsey and Over Water from the summit of Bakestall
Brae Fell, Little Sca Fell, Great Sca Fell and Knott from the summit of Bakestall
Little Calva, High Pike, Great Calva and Bowscale Fell from the summit of Bakestall
Blencathra from the summit of Bakestall
Clough Head, Great Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise and Helvellyn from the summit of Bakestall
Walkers passing over the highest point after traversing the Skiddaw tops from  Gale Road End car park they will return there via Skiddaw House
Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw and Broad End from the summit of Bakestall


 


 

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