To ensure we didn't end up with a rush to catch the last bus from Seatoller after our walk we took cars down to Seathwaite so we were on the fell by 10am. Everywhere is very dry at the moment and there was very little water in the streams. We followed the west bank of Sty Head Gill with a bit of a scramble above Taylor Force and were able to climb the slabs in the stream for some of the way without getting wet - apart from Mick who slid in at one point but he soon dried off!
|after a fun bit of scrambling above Taylor Force - don't look down!
|a much more interesting path to Styhead than via Stockley Bridge
|wonderful view back to Styhead from Corridor Route
From Sty Head Tarn we joined the throng up to Sty Head and then followed the Corridor Route along the flanks of Great End and Broad Crag, gently ascending all the way. As we had made good time we diverted to the top of Lingmell for a quiet lunch before climbing to the summit of Scafell Pike.
|view to Great Gable - Skye really wants me to through a stick in the tarn; not much chance up here!
|to Styhead from Lingmell with superb pinacles above Piers Gill