Hike from Brotherilkeld Farm up Scale Gill and Cowcove Beck to a spot under Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell, Great End and Scafell Pike (978 m.), England’s highest mountain. A path continues to Esk Hause (759 m.) which would take you to Angle Tarn or Sprinkling Tarn. However we crossed Great Moss, the name gives some idea of the terrain underfoot. We followed the River Esk down to Eskdale through its gorge, numerous cascades, pots and waterfalls above and below the confluence with Lingcove Beck. Despite the blue sky and the slight warmth of the thin sunshine, the water looked cold and there was nobody canyoning or swimming wild today. Then the farm track back to the foot of Hardknott Pass.
Thanks to Samuel who chose our route to make full use of a glorious February day.
Fording the River Esk above Great Moss