Arthur's Pike and Bonscale Pike - 06/03/2016

Today me and Richard decided to get together with our good friend Jenny to do a walk to Arthur's Pike and Bonscale Pike. Richard had been wanting to do this particular route as a recce for the Triple Spine Lakeland Challenge we're doing in June. It was a chilly day but the sun was out and it looked a great day for photography.

Our starting point for this walk was Roehead. We started walking in a North East direction towards Winder Green and then Heugh Scar before eventually arriving at Heughscar Hill. From here we continued West and then South towards a stone circle known as The Cockpit. From here we continued West towards Barton Park and followed the path to White Knott before eventually arriving at Arthur's Pike where we stopped for our lunch.

After our lunch, we continued towards Swarth Beck and finally onto Bonscale Pike. From here we then headed South East towards another stone circle. We all had a giggle when we arrived as there were only 3 upright stones so it wasn't exactly a circle. It did make for some good photos though as the sun was shining and there were dark clouds above. After the stone circle, we then joined the Roman Road back towards The Cockpit.  We then headed West back to the car at Roehead.

10 miles and 1900 feet of ascent

Looking towards Ullswater and the Helvellyn range
Limestone scenery 
Looking towards the Helvellyn range from Heughscar Hill
A marker cairn looking towards Ullswater and the Helvellyn range
Looking towards the Helvellyn range from The Cockpit
Approaching Arthur's Pike in the distance
Looking back towards Barton Fell
Looking towards the Helvellyn range from Arthur's Pike
Swarth Beck
Looking towards Ullswater from Bonscale Pike
Looking towards the Helvellyn Range from Bonscale Pike
Stone Circle near the Roman Road

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