Middle Fell & Greendale Tarn
Date: 29th January 2018 Distance: 6.80km (4.22 Miles) Parking: Roadside at Greendale
Start Location: Greendale Ascent (m/ft): 564m (1850ft) Weather:

Cloudy, Some Sunshine

Time Started: 09:10 Highest Point: Middle Fell (582m/1909ft) Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 Hours 43 Minutes        
Route: Greendale - Greendale Gill - Middle Fell (582m/1909ft) - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - Greendale

Today I had planned to head up Middle Fell and then onto Seatallan and down via Buckbarrow but unfortunately due to a few blisters deciding to pop up on my heals I shortened the walk to take in Greendale Tarn as I had never seen it before.

The route up was normal, a bit wet as expected thanks to all the recent rain. The flat areabetween Middle Fell and Seatallan was a river almost a foot deep in places!

Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell from the start of the walk. All was cloudy but by lunchtime the sun is meant to shine.


The Screes opposite.

Gaining a little height and looking to Wast Water.

The estuary at Ravenglass.

The weather improving with height. The wind speed also increasing.

Almost at the summit of Middle Fell now and there are patches of cloud lower than me.

The summit cairn on Middle Fell.

Beautiful Yewbarrow.

One of the best vantage points to see the Scafells - sadly in the cloud today. Wast Water also looks magnificent.

Such a great view of Yewbarrow from here.

Bell Rib on Yewbarrow.

Looking back to the summit. Going to have to move soon, it was blowing a gale and the windchill was about -10.

Low Tarn just visible.

A final shot of the summit before heading north.

Greendale Tarn down below.

Approaching the wettest section of the walk...

Netherbeck leading up to Scoat Tarn.


Middle Fell and Greendale Tarn.

Kirk Fell and Great Gable over the fellside.

Scoat Fell.

A rather pointed crag on Middle Fell.

Heading down to Greendale Tarn.

Seatallan getting the sunshine.

Sunlit Greendale Tarn.

It was here I had to decide on either staying on this side or crossing over to the other side. I kept this tide but regretted it further down as I had to wade through where as up here the waters are shallower and would have been far easier to cross.

Tongues Gill Waterfalls.

Other waterfalls to the right.

Blue sky over Buckbarrow.

Nearly back down and the view of Wast Water and the Screes look amazing.