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Eskdale overnight – the morning after

Scafell from Border End

I wrote last week about my overnight wild camp to Eskdale and the wonderful viewpoint of Border End.

The evening before had been good but with the sun setting behind the Scafell range leaving it in dark shadow I had been really looking forward to a good sunrise. The south-eastern face of the Scafells looking over upper Eskdale is a magnificent sight of rocky crags. I really wanted to get some shots of this view in good light. Getting up out of my bag at 4am I hoped for a good show. The sky was mostly clear with some interesting clouds to add interest. Unfortunately there was a blanket of cloud sitting over Bowfell and Crinkle Crags and I think the sun came up behind this. I waited for about three hours, taking various shots, before realising I wasn’t going to get what I wanted.

I think I’ll have to return and try again.


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