Scafells from Middle Fell

A bitingly cold wind and overcast skies saw us well wrapped up as we tackled a round of Middle Fell, Seatallan, Haycock and Caw Fell from Wasdale.  The often vague and non-existent paths were testament to the fact that this is not a well-trodden area.  Caw Fell is generally reckoned to be the most remote hill in the Lakes as it’s at least 6km from the nearest road.  Caw is a long, whale backed ridge with a high point arriving much earlier than seems appropriate as you approach from Haycock.  For this reason we continued on past the shelter marked on the map to the final cairn – more Caw, or as one quick-witted member of the party exclaimed, ‘En Caw!’

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The photo shows the Scafells from Middle Fell.