Causey Pike

7th May 2009

I’ve had this week of work on the account that the 4th of May is my Birthday ,Nothing actually planed just days out with the kids ,Eating out & so on ….Just a nice relaxing week off away from work with the family ,. Unfortunately the weather spoiled any plans of days out, & as today was the best weather wise my selfish streak appeared & insisted I spend a day up the lakes,

Causey Pike it was .


Wainwright Guidebook

The North Western Fells



Ascent: 637Mtrs  2089Ft
Wainwrights: 1  Causey Pike
Weather: Overcast Cloud
Parking: Car park Just Outside Stair
Area: North Western
Walking With: On My Own
Ordnance Survey: OL4 (1:25)
Time Taken:  

Map and Photo Gallery



Causey Pike Summit my target for today ,well actually no what my intension was to walk the ridge over to Sail ,but not long after taking this picture my stomach started doing summersaults ,Its a pretty steep ascent & I know what I’ve done wrong here …

I Ate my equivalent of body weight in food the previous night at our local Tay Barns & to wash it down about four or five pints of lager,  It was my Birthday !!

Stoneycroft  With Eel Crag in the background


The Skiddaw Fells & Swinside


I’ll try to spare the details but I have actually been sick on the side of the fell & as disgusting as that sounds I’m feeling ready to carry on after a litre of water & two Satsuma’s


It certainly blew the wind out of my sails! I’m ok or I think I’m ok to carry on ,Feeling a little off or not this path is on the steepest side.


Looking back at Swinside & Blencathra.



Looking up the Newlands Valley with Dalehead & Hindscarth in the foreground .


My decent route which will lead me to down Rolling End .


Not to far off the summit now which is actually deceiving its a lot further than it actually looks!


The Newlands Valley with Hindscarth & Robinson


That’s better,not far from the summit now.


Causey Pike Summit with what appears to be no summit Cairn.

My intension from this point was to carry on along the ridge to Sail ,,But as I’m feeling a little weak i thought it best to make my way down ,After all the Fells are not going anywhere.

My decent route with the full length of Catbells captured in this picture.


The sun breaking through over the Newlands Valley.



Zooming in on Catbells Summit ,Is there ever a time when Catbells isn’t busy.



Back at the bridge over Stoneycroft Gill & yes I was a little sick but it just take away my enjoyment of walking in the Lakes & bagging another Wainwright ,just a shame it couldn’t of been two.


Back at my favourite  pub in  the Lake District “The Water Mill in Ings just outside Windermere & despite being sick most of the day the Pint on the table is mine


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