Caudale Moor & Thornthwaite Crag as seen from Orrest Head, Windermere, Cumbria, England

Caudale Moor & Thornthwaite Crag as seen from Orrest Head, Windermere, Cumbria, England

While I suspect many visitors to Orrest Head are taken with the views along Windermere that take in the Langdale Pikes and other fells, looking the other way brings the eye onto a number of gems too. In fact, these might be among the quieter fells to be found in the Lake District. Certainly, my yomp over Caudale Moor certainly had me encountering no one else and given the steep and rough descent to Threshthwaite Mouth, that was just as well. Due to the way that the Ordnance Survey label fells, I though it was Stony Cove Pike that I was visiting but the fell is bigger than that as you can see at the left of the picture you see above.

Thornthwaite Crag, at the right above, is another name that the O.S. give second billing and I called off an ascent of that from Thresthwaite Mouth when I realised what a trot up there and then onto Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke would involve. That day may have sunny but discretion often is the better part of valour and you sometimes can bite off more than you can chew.

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