. The north face of Spionkop Ridge look s quite intimidating from below, t hankfully the lay of the ridge ke eps most of the wind at bay. The right/northern edge of the triangle is formed by Cockly Pike Ridge, a Grade 1** scramble terminating at the northern and lower of the two summits. Esk Pike, Bowfell and the Crinkles all in a line. Cockley Pike ridge is well worth the effort with nothing about it being dull. The Esk and the Great Moss from further on in the climb. Cher & Chaz Bono - All I Really Want to Do (Live on The Cher Show, 1975) - Duration: 9:29. Whilst on our ridge ascent at times the conical summit of Ill Crag was sometimes lost behind walls of crags & scree, after more hands on scrambling & with the summit out of sight we topped out on a grassy purchase only to realise that the summit was in fact, much farther away than we had anticipated. Much to our delight, the texture of the rock was very similar to what we had encountered on Round How. A series of false summits up the ridge of Cockley How, leads to a grand spot to sit and admire the view of Derwent Water and beyond; this lower top has a slightly better view than the main summit. Shortly before packing up we were passed by this RAF Sea King that flew around the summit of the Pike before hovering directly above the cairn for quite a few minutes, neither myself or Tim could understand what was happening nor the dozens of walkers who had also stopped to watch what was happening unfold. After passing beneath the vast crags & shattered boulder field of Esk Buttress do we finally have our first sight of Ill Crag & Cockly Pike, at this point however our ridge route isn’t so apparent as it only starts from the base of Cockly Pike itself, so without further a do, we down packs for a quick rest from where we can plot our route to firstly gain Cockly Pike. After crossing over a cleverly disguised stile in the wall, the going got really tough as the chosen route climbed steeply up the fellside. It is still a good distance before we reach the Esk Hause path at the head of the valley, at this point we can only just make out the summit of Ill Crag as Esk Buttress & Pen vastly dominate our ascent ridge. The Rough Crag scramble is fairly innocuous but it's a good way to arrive on Scafell Pike. We take in the last miles under the duress of a brilliant afternoon sun as we pass more paddlers who spendÂ their afternoon up to their waist cooling off in the River Esk, Tim & I can only look on as the dust rises from the heels of our boots’ we finish off the remainders of our Hydration Packs & water bottles. England's highest volcano: Scafell Pike was formed more than 450 million years ago when an ancient volcano exploded and then got itself ground down to a fraction of its former height by multiple ice ages. This photo was taken from where the last red dot can be seen in the previous photo, we followed a steep grassy rake which soon tuned into fixed boulder scree, getting around or over the boulders just added to the excitement of the ascent as the rock was porous giving excellent grip throughout the ascent. We soon came to a section of Lingcove Beck where the Valley of Mosedale is passed to our left, here we spot two walkers heading out over Thostle Garth (foreground) looking like they had a wild camp in mind, we could only look on with envy. I knew at some point I would have to put the camera down if not only to gain some ground after seamlessly taking photo after photo of the views before me. Scafell Pike – 978m . Earlier Tim & I had spoke about our next move, or more to the point should we include Bowfell or descend Ore Gap via Yeastyrigg Gill from where we could pick up Lingcove Beck, the decision to leave out Bowfell was a hard one from both our parts as the final call took quite a long time to make. Here we find our way over more fixed boulder until we agreed to reach the next point at which we would stop again & re-evaluate the route. Should you feel like an ascent on Pen from Great Moss there is now a large stone cairn marking a faint path that flanks Esk Buttress to the left by following the ravine largely all the way to the summit, but, be prepared for a steep climb! Looking over Mickledore to Broad Stand and Scafell from Scafell Pike, Initial section of Cockley Pike Ridge, Ill Crag. Our path can be seen in the right hand side of the photo, it really is quite an obvious path but not one I would like to find myself upon should the cloud & mist come down, today however we don’t have any issues with cloud & the views weren’t too bad either. This scramble takes you up a gully to the left of it, great fun! Here is the last photo of the Cockly Pike ridge before it disappeared beneath a tower of rock that forms the summit, from here we were less than thirty feet away from the summit cairn but thirty feet of exhilarating concentration as Tim demonstrates! There are ways to leave the fells, Lingcove Beck through Upper Eskdale has got to be one of the best Lakeland has to offer. Cockly Pike is a non-obvious summit that forms the base of Ill Crag & can only really be seen once Little Narrowcove is passed or, if on an ascent on Esk Hause via Great Moss, even then the summit can easily be mistaken for a just another noble of scattered rock, after all it’s Ill Crag that steals the show here, never-the-less, this non-obvious summit was our starting to point to gain Ill Crag viaÂ “The longest continuous scrambling gradient in England”. It seemed odd to have to make such decisions & they really do pull at the heart strings no more so than mine & Tim’s, but when you take in the two hour each way journey & the early rise of 5:00am (earlier for Tim) you’ve got to know when to make the right call. After failing to find the cause of what was going on I can only assume that a rescue was underway, I only hope it was nothing too serious. A brilliant grade 1 scramble, through Pavey Ark, in the Langdale valley. Known to climbers as Esk Buttress, this 400-foot near vertical crag rises from the fellside low down in the mountains east flank, over looking the River Esk.Â. Going from the Eskdale valley up Cockley Pike Ridge then onto Scafell Pike is a very enjoyable scrambling day out. It was just past midday by the time we crossed Esk Hause & found ourselves at the foot of Esk Pike, the heat of the afternoon sun adding to what is usually a mild ascent which was done at a steady pace, all the while Ill Crag & the Cockly Pike ridge was never far from view. The conical summit of Ill Crag is bound together by much larger boulders than we had seen during the ascent of the ridge, if our legs weren’t already tired by the thrashing they had received now was the time to muster that last bit of strength before reaching the summit. ).That’s enough of a mountain day for most, but wait! It is an unusual starting point for the ascent of Grey Friar but proves an interesting round. We came up with the notion in lets enjoy the long walk back through Upper Eskdale & Brotherikeld rather than ‘run’ through it as we both agreed we wouldn’t want to be returning home late evening. Over the whole walk you'll climb approximately 400 metres (1,300 ft). This photo clearly depicts our scramble via the boulder field as it bends left down the ridge (right looking up as in previous photo). A short distance away, above the ‘viewpoint’ top, large boulders crown the summit of Cockley … We press on with our descent down Calf Cove. Tim picks a boulder to sit on as I start to un-lace both my boots, my laces leave small dust plumes as I begin to untie them, once done I duly empty the contents of Cockly Pike onto the ground. Start Point: Cockley Beck (NY 246 016) Cockley Beck – Moasdale – Lingcove Beck – High Gait Crags – Yeastyrigg Crags – Pike de Bield – Esk Pike – Ore Gap – Bowfell – Three Tarns – Shelter Crags – Crinkle Crags – Stonesty Pike – Little Stand – Ulpha Fell – Cockley Beck Distance: 9 miles Total Ascent: 1013 metres Time Taken: 6 hours Start Time: 07:30 This can include 'βeta' which is crucial information about the route which may be how to do a move, or tips about hidden holds or gear. I asked Tim could he pass me my baseball cap which was zipped away in the buddy pocket of my pack lid, the cap does a great job of keeping the sun of my face but is quite a menace when trying to look through the view finder of the camera, the only solution was to spin it around leaving the peak hanging over my neck, the last time I wore a baseball cap like that I think I was still in my young teens. I mentioned my plans to Tim who came back with a reply asking could Esk Pike be included in the days itinerary? Tim had stopped off at MacDonald’s before he picked me up this morning & duly handed me a Sausage & Egg McMuffin for the journey up to Lakeland which was marred by the fact that we couldn’t access the M6 from Junction 26 because of roadworks, instead I guided Tim through a slight detour until we reached Junction 27 a little further north. Someday when the regular paths become over crowded, it may be feasible to track out an exciting and alternative route of ascent for scramblers here, but the author prefers to leave the job to someone withÂ more energy and a lesser love of life. Many more walkers are passed all heading up to Esk Pike as we make our way down in the midday heat, it seemed such a shame to leave the fells early but in saying this, we still had two hours of magnificent Upper Eskdale to soak in yet. “The longest continuous scrambling gradient in England”. All Saints was once a round towered church, but on 29th August 1991 the tower collapsed. It’s not very often such a host of Lakeland fells can be seen, today we had a treat. At the beginning of each year I try to set myself a few ‘out of the ordinary walks’ two of which I have already completed in; Scafell Pike from Grasmere & Scafell Pike via Piers Gill which when I think about it there’s a bit of a trend forming with Scafell Pike who’s routes are roughly based upon the good weather the summer season brings, there’s a couple of winter walks I have planned to do also but that’s miles away yet isn’t it? Twenty fours hours later I am almost lost for words when I think just how incredibly fantastic that ridge climb was. Cockly Pike was gained quite quickly after negotiating the first of many scrambles to reach its cairn-less summit, here the choice to use my poles wasn’t going down to well as they hampered my ascent towards the last push not helped by a hands on approach to finally top out on the summit itself, just minutes after taking them from the pack I fasten them back in again. This view never fails to bring out the wow factor for me. Top day out! Scafell Pike from the path to Esk Hause. Click here to find personal data about Cockley including phone numbers, addresses, directorships, electoral roll information, related property prices and other useful information. There are a couple of disjointed sections along the way, thankfully these are short lived and worth persevering with as the route as a whole gives a high quality scramble that finishes right on the summit of Ill Crag. Our route would see us head firstly along the banks of Lingcove Beck via a faint grassy singular track which at times does widen up but in any case is quite easy to follow, ahead sits Hard Knott which marks a right turn as we would continue to follow Lingcove Beck back through to Brotherikeld, but that, is a long way away yet. Get the full route guide and photos here. From here contour around again until you come to crags with a gully on the right. . The day was threatening to be lovely and sunny however, as I eventually reached the top of the climb, a bank of high cloud rolled in eradicating the morning's brightness. We pick our descent via a narrow path which seemed to have a sudden steep drop to it, either that or my now painful feet were starting to play tricks on me. You may be able to make out a small stretch of water in the foreground which bases itself beneath the summit of Great End, this is Lambfoot Dub, which by all accounts is also on this years ‘to do list’. Taw House is known as High Fell farm with common grazing’s that extend all the way up to the Scafell range, the farm dates back to 1806 but was actually built on the site of a much older site dating back to 1723. We were really starting to gain some height now. It all sort of came together one afternoon two weeks ago as Tim & myself had already set a day aside for a walk. The most fun way up Scafell Pike is a scramble up Cockly Pike Ridge on the southern face of Ill Crag (avoid the much more difficult Grade 3 scramble on the south-east slope). now that the sun is also shining on Bowfell at the end. Tim & I replied aye, ayeâ¦all behind two cheeky grins. Besides the splendid views that unfolded before us I had other reasons why I choose to plan our exit via the scenic Lingcove Beck & the isolation that it had to offer. After crossing over a cleverly disguised stile in the wall, the going got really tough as the chosen route climbed steeply up the fellside. Nevertheless it is good route, well worth doing because of its length, feeling of … It’s only after passing Little Narrowcove do the views onto the Cockly Pike ridge start to open up. The rock is rough and superb throughout, but do watch out for the odd loose bit! Route map for 'Cockley Beck,Scafell Pike,Esk Pike,Lingcove Beck' - a 18.0km walking route near Seathwaite, UK. The adrenalin rush over, Cofa Pike deposited me on the always busy Fairfield, and it was, I … Langstrath then Eagle and Sergeant's Crags, then the Ullscarf ridge and then the Helvellyn group from the climb to Esk Pike. At around 400 metres of height gain this is probably the longest scramble in England, with the added bonus of finishing on a high mountain summit that can offer absolutely gobsmacking views. As is so often the case with scrambling terrain, there was much variation possible and we opted for maximum time on rock throughout. Catbells elevation & distance. Set high above Upper Eskdale and The Great Moss, with views over to Scafell, Slight Side, Esk Pike, and Crinkle Crags, it's pretty fantastic. ... Long Pike ridge. Did it but stand alone, away from such enticing neighbours, Esk Pike would rank highly among the really worth while mountain climbs. Our route to gain Great Moss starts here at Brock Crags seen ahead in the photo, after passing through the gate ahead we soon pick up grassy track through knee high bracken, the gradient here is mild but that doesn’t stop the sweating mind. This view looking to a cloud covered Skiddaw and Blencathra. Looking north to Derwentwater and Skiddaw. This particular view of Scafell is up there amongst my favourite views of Scafell Pike, more so when the weather is as clear as we had today. Before leaving Esk Pike summit I took the time to take a few more photos before our Ore Gap descent, here looking into the Langstrath Valley as both Allan Crags & Glaramara dominate its left flanks, over to the right we have High Raise (Langstrath) with the distant summits of Sergeant’s Crag & Eagle Crag as the valley flows north into Borrowdale. Much to our delight, the texture of the rock was very similar to what we had encountered on Round How. An oasis of grass at Three Tarns is succeeded by a bouldery scramble up to Bowfell's e qually rocky summit. No need to register, buy now! If all this isn't enough, why not consider linking this route with either of the other routes mentioned here, or for a very fit & determined team linking all 3 would provide a HUGE day out. Not content with disturbing the sleeping sheep we also did a pretty good job of waking the sheep dogs whilst passing through Taw House Farm some of which barked from behind closed barn doors shattering the peace as we passed through this quiet haven, after closing the farm gate behind us we left the dogs barking who still could be heard from a good distance up the path. Feedback comments are intended to give extra information about a route which may be helpful to other climbers. The pain in my feet however was easily taken away by my view ahead. It is an unusual starting point for the ascent of Grey Friar but proves an interesting round. We continue along the path as the cloud begins to lift from both Esk Pike & Bowfell revealing Bowfell’s distinctive cone like summit, for now however eyes are fixed straight ahead where I try & pick out what I can of the Cockly Pike ridge, it’s no use from this distance, we need to get a little more close up, all the while taking in the enormity of our position surrounded by Lakelands highest fells. Unfortunately, the trail is neither clear nor obvious, so you’ll need some pathfinding skills. Looking back on Dumas Dubs & a distant Harter Fell (Eskdale) as we flank High Scarth Crag. Well, seeing as Esk Pike was en-route I couldn’t see any reason why not, if anything including, Esk Pike completed the days proceedings. Continue to an obvious block with an overhang at its base at the bottom of the cone of Pike O'Stickle. Ridge Pike is a major historic road that opened in 1706 that originally connected Wissachickon Creek to Perkiomen Creek. From the summit of Cockly Pike we had another fairly obvious choice on which way to gain the main ridge, the summit can be seen in the top left of the photo which can be mis-leading when thinking that the ridge goes straight up from Cockly Pike, it seems that there are a matter of twist & turns together with the odd descent & ascents thrown in too. Create your own unique website with customizable templates. From top of Cockly Pike is wide choice of route.The best way is to follow rock rib on the left or there is steep scree in the middle of ridge.Finally there is fine finish on sound rock on summit tower/grade 2/.This is avoidable on the left.From summit of III crag turn right to reach saddle between III crag and Broad crag and meet crowds on path from Esk house.From here easy stroll to Scafell Pike. 50 Minutes to the top of Causey Pike (30 minutes of rain) and I timed it so the cloud broke as soon as I got to the top! Our journey was uneventful thereafter & no sooner than we knew it we were taking on the narrow lanes of Skelwith Bridge then the more difficult to negotiate, Wrynose & Hard Knott Passes. . Cher & Chaz Bono - All I Really Want to Do (Live on The Cher Show, 1975) - Duration: 9:29. ... descend to Eskdale via the grade 1 route on Ill crag (Cockley Pike ridge?). For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland. Or you could go straight back down Grisedale to the bright lights of Glenridding. After a short descent onto Ore Gap Bowfell pulled once more at the heart strings, after estimating ascent & descent times we again agreed that indeed, today, Bowfell was a fell to far. When I look back one of the best memories that I took away was the plotting & planning on which route to take. This can include 'βeta' which is crucial information about the route which may be how to do a move, or tips about hidden holds or gear. Clear Warm & Sunny,light Winds, Highs Of 22Â°C Lows Of 12Â°C, Jubilee Bridge â Brotherikeld â Taw House â Scale Bridge â Damas Dubs â Great Moss â River Esk â Sampson’s Stones â Cockly Pike â Cockly Pike Ridge â Ill Crag â Calf Cove â Esk Hause â Esk Pike â Ore Gap â Yeastyrigg Gill â Lingcove Beck â Lingcove Bridge â Brotherikeld â Jubilee Bridge. Harter Fell dominates the view south seen over the vast expanse of Great Moss. While I was at work Tim did some homework on Ill Crag on its possible ascents, most of which as already mentioned were highly graded Scrambles, all except one, a direct ascent via Cockly Pike. I found it very difficult to put my camera down such were the clear & atmospheric views we had here today. The day was threatening to be lovely and sunny however, as I eventually reached the top of the climb, a bank of high cloud rolled in eradicating the morning's brightness. Our ascent on Ill Crag via the Cockly Pike ridge took us the best part of ninety minutes, it was ninety minutes of adrenalin fuelled heart thumping action & I for one will never complain that a ridge ascent was over too soon. Our ascent on Ill Crag via the Cockly Pike ridge took us the best part of ninety minutes, it was ninety minutes of adrenalin fuelled heart thumping action & I for one will never complain that a ridge ascent was over too soon. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. The scrambling is very easy, a bit scrappy near the top although the finish is excellent. With a well trod ridge path to guide me I descended to Deepdale Hause before my next ascent of the day, a hands on scramble over my favourite summit in the whole of Lakeland, the rock crown of Cofa Pike. On arrival at Jubilee Bridge we found the car park half full, it had just gone half seven & within another hours time parking here was going to be difficult. This allowed for many, many rests and frequent checks of my 'Scrambles in the Lake District' text. The situation is wonderful as is the continuous scrambling interest. To return to Cockley Beck consider either descending to Three Tarns where tum right on the Eskdale path, or join it 1ower down by taking the ridge path to Esk Pike… Tim held back a while & studied the clear waters as I made my way over to Lingcove Bridge which is a place I regrettably have to say, I’d yet to visit. Despite this it was still shady on the slopes of Ulpha Fell which was a small comfort. Ahead, Red Tarn nestles between Pike O'Blisco on the left and Cold Pike on the right that we climbed on the way up. But … After reaching our next designated stop we again took hold of the route by giving it a few moments of thought before proceeding again, seeing as we were having so much fun sticking to the boulder field we again stuck to what we thought best, in this case by veering left over the top of the boulders once more. The tarns at Great Knott . After kitting up & locking the car we took a left from the car park, then crossed a cattle grid before making a right at the Red Phone Box destination Taw House. Langdale 2 Pike o’ Stickle Face route 2 16km / 10 miles An intricate scramble on a high, exposed mountain buttress; well worth the effort of gaining the first rocks. COCKLEY-CLEY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Swaffham, hundred of South Greenhoe, W. division of Norfolk, 3 miles (S. W. by S.) from Swaffham. Cockley Cley is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.It covers an area of 17.94 km 2 (6.93 sq mi) and had a population of 138 in 58 households in the 2001 census, including South Pickenham and increasing to a population of 232 in 103 households at the 2011 Census. PIke O'Stickle South Face Our route follows a less defined path weaving in and out of slabs and buttresses along the left or southern edge of the … Nothing can quite prepare you for the sight of Scafell Pike as it dominates Great Moss & the Esk. I did this about 30 years ago. It was time to make our exit by taking a right at Ore Gap via Yeastyrigg Gill, here I am cursed as I go over on my right ankle not once but twice consecutively, I have no excuse for my clumsiness but the small stones that are rattling & causing such pain in both my boots. At around 400 metres of height gain this is probably the longest scramble in England, with the added bonus of finishing on a high mountain summit that can offer absolutely gobsmacking views. Here one can only look on feeling like a very small part of something spectacular that has been here for the past 450 million years. Cockley Beck to Coniston, possibly via Wetherlam, is on the to-do list as of today and I've done Coniston to Sail via the Old Man several times, even including that lovely ridge that includes Brown Pike … Before Taw house is reached we flank Brotherikeld Farm from where we crossed the River Esk via a long narrow wooden footbridge which then dropped us out right into a farmers field full of sleeping sheepâ¦sleeping until we got there that is. Cher Fan Club Recommended for you Our route starts from Wasdale Head. reflecting the five (or so) peaks that make up the high ridge walk of Crinkle Crags. We struck up a fairly obvious pathless route to gain Cockly Pike which wasn’t without its steepness. Langstrath Cam Crag Ridge 2/3 8km / 5 miles via Tarn at Leaves or 12km / 7.5 miles via Glaramara A chaotic and desolate scene set at a precipitous gradient, a frozen avalancheÂ of crags and stones much of it unexplored and uncharted, wild in the extreme, and offering a safe refuge for escaped convicts or an ideal depository for murdered corpses. The outstanding feature is a lengthy south ridge, bounded by the River Esk westwards, and to the east, by Yeastyrigg Gill and Lingcove Beck: a ridge with many abrupt crags. Blea Crag from Cockley How. After topping out on Brock Crags we pick up a narrow grassy path that expands a wide plateau, here the path is still moist underfoot, in other places the track appears dry & cracked but in all a pleasure to follow knowing what awaited us as a section of the path blinds itself around a section of grassy outcrops up ahead. 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