Fourth walk in the Lakes and a chance to catch a glimpse of the highest points in England, The Scafells, as well as look at the fantastic Eskdale. It also meant a trip across one of the toughest driving roads in the land, with first Wrynose Pass and then Hardknott Pass to be crossed. First a visit to the old Roman fort at Hard Knott before an ascent of the fell of the same name along with Border End. Walking up from the Hardknott Fort meant a pathless climb as the main path starts from the parking spots at the top of Hardknott Pass. After the recent overnight rain it was also fairly boggy. Still its better than being in the office!!
|Start – Hard Knott Roman Fort|
|Route – Yew Crags – Eskdale Needle – Hard Knott – Border End – Hardknott Pass – Hardknott Fort|
|Distance – 2 1/2 miles Start time – 11.15am Time taken – 2 1/4 hrs Highest Point – Hard Knott 549m|
|Weather – Cloudy, sun to the west|