Another wild camp, this time on the flat area between Skiddaw and Little Man. Great Sunset and Sunrise!

 

Date: 3rd July 2011
Start Location: Underscar
Time Started: 20:15
Duration: Overnight Wild Camp
Distance: 10.8km - 6.7 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 730m (2395ft)
Highest Point: Skiddaw (931m/3054ft)
Parking: Car Park at the end of Gale Road
Weather: Clear Skies
Difficulty: Moderate
Underscar Car Park - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Underscar Car Park
 
Looking to the rest of the Northern Fells.
Pitched the tent, time to run up Skiddaw to catch the sunset.
The distant Isle of Man.
Arriving at the first cairn on the summit ridge, and you can already tell its going to be a good sunset.
Bassenthwaite lake and the Solway Firth.
The sun just setting behind Cairnsmore of Carsphairn (797m) - 60 Miles away.
Skiddaw trig col. Time to head down and then up Skiddaw Little Man.
Keswick all lit up and Derwent Water.
Cockermouth and Workington.
And in close up. Cockermouth looks like a cross from this angle.
Silhouetted Skiddaw. Now for the sunrise.
The sun rising beyond Carrock Fell and the Pennines.
A panorama of the sunrise - click to see larger version (364kb).
Skiddaw Little Man summit several hours later.