A late evening walk up Dale Head from Honister Slate Mine.


Date: 15th August 2011
Start Location: Honister Slate Mine
Time Started: 18:30
Duration: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
Distance: 7.98km - 4.96 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 622m (2041ft)
Highest Point: Dale Head (753m/2471ft)
Parking: Top of Honister Pass
Weather: Mostly Cloudy
Difficulty: Moderate
Honister Slate Mine - Yewcrag Quarries - Dale Head - Dalehead Tarn - Rigghead Quarries - Little Gatesgarthdale - Honister Slate Mine
Honister Crag on Fleetwith Pike on the ascent up to Dale Head.
Bowfell and Esk Pike.
Yewcrag Quarries looking to Honister and Kirk Fell.
Pillar over Fleetwith Pike.
The tall and very solid cairn on the top of Dale Head. The view looking north.
Bowfell, Esk Pike and what would be Great End and the Sca Fells but the cloud has blocked the view.
The mighty Pillar - one to summit soon I think...
Still on the summit, here looking to Hindscarth and Robinson. The fells in the background are Grasmoor and Crag Hill.
The large cairn on High Spy with a view over Bleaberry Fell and Threlkeld Knotts all the way to the distant Pennines.
The stunning view from Dale Head.
The Langdale Pikes over Glaramara.
Dale Head Tarn on the descent. Some wild campers to the left.
Open mines and shafts at Rigghead Quarries.
An open level - Spooky!
Remains of the mine workings.
Castle Crag and Kings How on the descent to the Allerdale Ramble.