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Red Screes

Red Screes



Grid Reference: NY 39649 08767
Height: 776 metres/2546 feet

"Prominent in all views of the Lakeland fells from the lesser heights of South Westmorland is the high whale backed mass of Red Screes, rising in a graceful curve from the head of Windermere and descending abruptly at it's northern end."
A. Wainwright

Red Screes is known to many who travel the road over Kirkstone Pass, between Ambleside and Patterdale, from Kirkstone Pass to the east the mountain has the appearance of a steep rocky mountain, but from all other directions Red Screes shows a more gentle side.

From Ambleside to the south a long gentle slope climbs, with spectacular views throughout, over Snarker Pike, to the broad summit plateau of Red Screes. Other approaches include the steep climb from Hartsop over Middle Dodd or the easier ascent from Scandale Pass. A good path does however climb from Kirkstone Pass, a steep and rocky but well constructed path climbing between crags directly to the summit.

Those who reach the summit of Red Screes are rewarded with spectacular views, north over Brothers Water, south over Windermere to Morecambe Bay or in almost any other direction to the high mountains of the Lake District.

 

  1. Red Screes from Ambleside

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 16.5km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1000m / 3300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A long steady climb up to Red Screes on good paths with stunning views over south Lakeland and Brothers Water

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  2. Caudale Moor from the shores of Ullswater

    The Patterdale Horseshoe

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2100m / 6900ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A very challenging day walk over rough ground and plenty of summits

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  3. Ambleside Walking Weekend

    Regular Price: £50.00

    Special Price £40.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: Up to 17km / 11 miles per day
    Ascent: 1110m / 3400ft per day
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    Two days of great walking on the high fells above Ambleside, including The Fairfield Horseshoe,a classic Lakeland mountain day

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  4. Descending from Scafell Pike

    24 Peak Challenge

    £175.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 50km / 32 miles
    Ascent: 4000m / 13000ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A very long walk over rough ground, a great very hard challenge event

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