Sunday, 21 October 2012

Day 2 - Causey Pike

The forecast was looking good and the The Navigator's plan to climb Causey Pike was on.

We left the car at base which lays under Ard Crags and walked downhill to join the path which follows the valley of Rigg Beck. The going was  quite wet underfoot but became drier as we climbed.  Elevenses were had on the small scree slope just below the old woodland shown on the map.

We were looking for the path which climbs north west onto a bwlch on Scar Crags.

 We turned up too early and followed a number of sheep trods until the main path made itself known. 

At the bwlch we could see a zig zag path which had clearly been recently engineered heading onto Sail. There were a number of people scattering what we assumed were heather seeds along the path and in due course growth will appear to soften the edges of the path.

We turned our back on Sail and headed up onto Causey Pike where we had lunch and looked out at the views.

Our route back continued east from the summit and onto Sleet Hause and  Rowling End.  This was a steep descent in places but we were soon at Rowling End Farm and the minor road back to base.

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