A lovely walk along the valley of Coledale followed by a climb up to Outerside and Barrow.


Date: 27th September 2010
Start Location: Braithwaite
Time Started: 11:35
Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Distance: 9.83km - 6.11 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 678m (2125ft)
Highest Point: Outerside (568m/1863ft)
Parking: Braithwaite
Weather: Overcast (Cloud Base around 630m)
Difficulty: Moderate
Braithwaite - Coledale - High Moss - Outerside (123) (568m/1864ft) - Barrow (124) (455m/1493ft) - Braithwaite
About 2 minutes into the walk there is a view over the rooftops of Braithwaite to Latrigg, Great Mell Fell and Clough Head.
Looking back to Blencathra and Latrigg from the track along Coledale.
The head of Coledale with Force Crag in the centre.
Grisedale Pike.
Sail and Eel Crag from Coledale, and a strange insect...
Force Crag, Low Force and Force Crag Mine.
The head of Coledale.
Force Crag and Coledale Beck.
One of the waterfalls near Force Crag.
Force Crag Mine.
Low Force.
Grisedale Pike and Force Crag Mine.
Skiddaw, now free of cloud.
The summit of Outerside with Scar Crags to the left and Sail to the right.
The summit cairn, this time with the Helvellyn range, High Seat range and Derwent Water behind.
Derwent Water and Walla Crag.
Stile End and Barrow.
Causey Pike.
The summit of Cat Bells. A few people up there today.
Blencathra with the summit slightly in cloud.
Clough Head, Walla Crag and Derwent Water.
The summit cairn on Barrow.
Bassenthwaite Lake and Braithwaite on the decent.