Drawing 369: The Scafells, from Red How

Direction of view: NW

Notes: On the approach to Little Stand from the north, a prominent rock on the skyline appears to be the summit.  The viewpoint is 25 yards NW of this.  This sketch is reproduced on page 71 of Wainwright in Lakeland, and a photograph of the scene is on page 71 of Fellwalking with a Camera.  Wainwright has, in the drawing, tidied up the scruffy near foreground shown in the photograph.

Comments: I first took this picture on slide film on 2nd May 1981 – see 329 above. I described it in my diary as my first really good day on Crinkle Crags and Bowfell, and this picture illustrates a “marvellous day of sun, with cumulus clouds adding character to the sky”.

I took the picture for the digital project on 8th January 2018, having ascended from Dungeon Ghyll.  There was a freezing gusty wind on the tops.  I continued over Crinkle Crags, improving on previous pictures of 95 and 247, and descended by The Band, getting sketch 181 for the first time.