Haycock & Caw Fell Circuit
FIVE Wainwright circular walk: Middle Fell, Haycock, Caw Fell, Seatallan, Buckbarrow
Time: 8 hours
Parking: find a place on the roadside at Greendale, or by Wast Water
|The views from Middle Fell|
2. Continue northwards along the grassy ridge. Greendale Tarn will be down to your left. Head across the col and around the side of Seatallan, the fell rising steeply to your left (you'll be walking up it later in the day!). The rounded dome of Haycock will be in the distance ahead of you.
|Seatallan and Greendale Tarn|
3. The path carries on across the grassland towards the foot of Haycock although it starts to become hard to tell if you are on a human trail or just a sheep track!
|Heading towards Haycock|
|On the summit of Haycock|
|Great Borne - and Scotland - from Caw Fell|
|Scoat Fell and High Stile from Caw Fell|
10. There's a more gentle slope down the opposite side of Seatallan, heading towards the cairn at 'Cat Bields'. From here, the route goes left, down towards the large cairn at 'Glade How' and then, soon after, reaches the top of the final fell of the day, Buckbarrow. Just as on Middle Fell at the start of the day, there are excellent views to be had, looking down over Wast Water.
|Looking down over Greendale from Buckbarrow|
11. There's a choice of routes down, one to each side of the crags of Buckbarrow. If you choose to go left, across the crags to the east, you reach the bracken-covered slopes above "Tongues Gills". You will also find the 'Joss Naylor' cairn close by too (see below). A relatively new path makes its slippery way down through the ferns, keeping to this, western, side of the Greendale Gill. You will see the path you started the circuit with on Middle Fell, across the other side of the gill.
|Descending above Tongues Gills|
12. Continue down the path to the sheep folds at the western edge of Greendale, and then back to the road.
|Back at Greendale, under Buckbarrow|