A great wild camp on Lonscale Fell - Great Sunset - Spectacular Sunrise

 

Date: 30th June 2011
Start Location: Underscar
Time Started: 19:55
Duration: Overnight Wild Camp
Distance: 6.00km - 3.73 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 470m (1542ft)
Highest Point: Lonscale Fell (715m/2346ft)
Parking: Car Park at the end of Gale Road
Weather: Partly Cloudy - Cold at night - Light winds
Difficulty: Moderate
Underscar Car Park - Flag Pots - Lonscale Fell - Flag Pots - Underscar Car Park
 
Great and Little Mell fell from the very start of the walk.
Beautiful skies over Skiddaw Little Man and Lonscale Fell.
Darker clouds over Helvellyn. When we were driving to Underscar these clouds were over Skiddaw - it didn't look good for us!
Climbing higher up with great views to Derwent Water.
The Scafells and Great Gable.
Distant Scottish Mountains.
Now on Lonscale Fell - ready to set up soon.
St Johns in the Vale and Helvellyn.
Scotland beyond the summit cairn on Lonscale Fell.
A close up of Great End, Scafell Pike, Scafell and Great Gable.
Silhouetted Skiddaw.
Blencathra.
Close up of the mighty Helvellyn.
Scotland beyond Bakestall.
Burning skies behind Skiddaw.
Hindscarth and Robinson with Pillar behind.
- And now for the sunrise -
Sun rising behind a cloudy Carrock Fell.
Worth setting the alarm for 4:15am!
All cloudy over Derwent Water.
And now a couple of hours later - its all warmed up and the sun was shining.
Catbells rising up to Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head and then Hindscarth.
Thirlmere, Dunmail Raise and little Loughrigg Fell.