Ullock Pike - Route One

 

Start - Ravenstone NY 234 293 Distance - 1.7 miles Ascent - 1,860 feet Time - 1 hour : 40 minutes

 

 

Ravenstone Hotel at the beginning of the walk.  The footpath starts from a gate adjacent to the hotel's driveway
The path climbs very steeply through the Rabbit Warren plantation to a gate at its top edge
The gate gives access to the open fellside and a path rising alongside the Dyke Nook plantation
The head of Bassenthwaite Lake above the trees of Dyke Nook
After following the forest fence for a few hundred yards, the path begins to climb more steeply across the slopes of Ling How towards the ridge line
Bassenthwaite Lake and the north western fells from the slopes of Ling How
Looking back along the path up Ling How
A paraglider launches himself from Watches
The summit of Ullock Pike comes into view as the path approaches the ridge line
Another look back to Bassenthwaite Lake from near the ridge line
The path gains the ridge line at a shallow depression between Watches and Ling How
Great Cockup on the left across Southerdale
Randel Crag and Skiddaw above Southerdale
Beginning the climb along The Edge to Ullock Pike
Looking back along the ridge from the start of the climb
Midway on The Edge below the steeper upper section
Looking back to Criffel across the Solway Firth
Skiddaw and Carlside col at the head of Southerdale
The path has been worn down to expose the underlying rock in several places, a steep section near the top requires a little care to negotiate safely
Looking back towards Binsey
Looking up to the last steep section, the actual summit lies beyond this false top
The summit of Skiddaw Little Man appears above Carlside col
Looking back along the ridge from the start of the climb to the false top
The summit lies just beyond the false top
Looking back down The Edge from the false top
The summit of Ullock Pike,  marked by a loose pile of slate which serves as a cairn
Binsey above the false top with Over Water centre right
Looking north east to Great Cockup over the lower slopes of Broad End
Skiddaw across the head of Southerdale
The connecting ridge to Long Side
Derwent Water
The Newlands Valley with the Scafells on the skyline
The north western fells
The head of Bassenthwaite Lake
A look back on the route of ascent

 

 

 

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