The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
Slight Side is on Ordnance Survey Maps:
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Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Slight Side
Elaine Evans walked up on September 23rd, 2019 [from/via/route] From Wasdale campsite carpark, via corpse road towards Burnmoor Tarn, ascended to Sca Fell then descended to Slight Side, back to corpse road and returned to car. [with] Sue [weather] Wonderful walking weather - fair, sunshine and cloud with a cooling breeze. Poor visibility on Sca Fell summit. - Very boggy ground on way up and on way down. Saw memorial to Polish pilots who crashed in 1941 - some wreckage still present at site.
Phillip Bulley climbed on September 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] Via Scafell. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny and warm.
Bay Wan bagged on August 25th, 2019 [from/via/route] Slight Side to Scafell loop (avoided Scafell Pike like the plague because a) it was August Bank holiday weekend and b) I heard it was all bouldery so not really my bag) [with] Cocoa dog - 8 yrs old [weather] Sunny summers day. 25 degrees. Lovely with a breeze. Cooking without. - Path disappeared after about an hour on the way up to Slight Side at Whinscales and it's pretty boggy in most if the way, however, treading a lesser used path has its advantages being I saw no one until I neared Scafell! Didn't enjoy the scree descent down from Scafell and the boggy return, although the path was better here.
Michael Hope hiked on June 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] Followed the route,except for Symonds Knott [with] Lou [weather] Fantastic day,scattered CU cloud,18'C at start,virtually calm - Called at the Woolpack Inn for a drink before returning to car. Lots of hens,a cock and a duck outside the pub fighting for our crisps. Also called at the King George IV Inn at Eskdale for a drink. There was a beautiful Border terrier in the bar,his name was Maltby.
Christina Lander summited on February 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] Dalgarth Station, Boot - Eskdale Moor - Burnmoor Tarn - Scafell - Slight Side - Eel Tarn - Boot [with] Dick & Meg [weather] A beautiful warm day, mostly sunny. Windy on the ascent of Scafell, but still on the ridge
Craig Steeland conquered on June 26th, 2018 [from/via/route] Wha House Farm car park at bottom of Hardknott Pass [with] On my own [weather] Hot and sunny with no wind.
Chris Sheard scaled on April 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] Up from Boot past Eel tarn. Pleasant to start becoming persistent rain then hellish gusts which blew both of us off our feet. Wild and wonderful. [with] George [weather] Started cloudy turning to rain and finished with broken cloud and sun - Cloud caused some navigation problems in middle section. rain and strong winds pushed us off track but recovered well.
Iain Jones walked up on August 26th, 2017 [from/via/route] The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale (The Wainwright 60 - Day 6 (Scafell)) [with] Graeme High
John Walter climbed on July 14th, 2017 [with] Tricia [weather] Warm
Simon Boddy bagged on June 25th, 2017 [from/via/route] Eskdale [with] HF Holidays [weather] Sunny and breezy
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