Great Cockup - Route One

 

Start - Longlands NY 265 358 Distance - 2.3 miles Ascent - 1,190 feet Time - 1 hour : 30 minutes

 

 

The small parking area beside Longlands Beck Bridge at the start of the walk
A gate gives access onto the old road leading to Green Head
After the gate we turn immediately right and follow the wall beside Longlands Beck
Looking back to Longlands
Great Cockup soon comes into view as the path passes below the slopes of Longlands Fell
The summit of Skiddaw appears over the depression between Great and Little Cockup as the path continues below the slopes of Lowthwaite Fell
Looking back to Longlands Fell
Great Cockup from the path below Lowthwaite Fell, the summit appears in the centre with the slightly lower east top on the left
Great Cockup above the course of the River Ellen
Meal Fell from the path below Lowthwaite Fell, the pass of Trusmadoor can be seen on the right above the moraines
Looking over to Binsey
The path descends towards the River Ellen, which at this point is just a narrow stream
Trusmadoor and the east top of Great Cockup
Looking along the upper valley of the River Ellen to Little Sca Fell
Looking back along the path after crossing the River Ellen
The path traverses across the slopes of Meal Fell towards Trusmadoor
Approaching the pass of Trusmadoor
Looking back to the Solway coast from just below Trusmadoor
Trusmadoor
Burn Tod from Trusmadoor
The start of the ascent from Trusmadoor
The path climbs the edge of the escarpment avoiding the broken crags and scree which overlook Trusmadoor
Climbing the escarpment to reach the ridge line above Trusmadoor
Skiddaw from the climb to the ridge line
Looking back to Frozenfell Gill
Lowthwaite Fell from the top of the escarpment
Meal Fell from the top of the escarpment
From the top of the escarpment a clear path leads up to the east top
Looking back on the ascent to the east top
Longlands Fell and Lowthwaite Fell from the climb to the east top
Looking over to Skiddaw from just below the east top
Meal Fell backed by Little and Great Sca Fell from the east top of Great Cockup
Approaching the summit of Great Cockup
Bassenthwaite Lake from the summit of Great Cockup
Binsey from the summit of Great Cockup
To the north, Longlands Fell and Lowthwaite Fell
Little Sca Fell and Great Sca Fell over Meal Fell
Great Sca Fell and Knott
To the south-east the summits of Blencathra and Great Calva appear over Little Calva
Skiddaw from the summit of Great Cockup

 

 

 

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