Reston Scar.

Start. Staveley (Church View) - Barley Bridge - Black Crag - Reston Scar - Barley Bridge - Staveley.

Notes. It doesn't seem that long since I was last above Staveley bagging the summit of Reston Scar, time was of the essence today, it was a short drive, so why not go back to enjoy the stunning views I enjoyed so much last time.

The small car park at Barley Bridge was full to bursting point, I was forced to park on Church View just south of St Jame's Church. I headed north in the direction of Barley Bridge to be greeted by a finger post directing me up the hill, walking between dry stone walls I soon reached a path junction, right on a good track passing a small reservoir before reaching a rather tall kissing gate, I went through this to follow the fence line to the summit. From Reston Scar on an obvious path I headed in a northerly direction to reach the highest point of the day, this unnamed summit presented me with quite unexpected views, I lingered a while in a biting cold wind, it was worth it, then to a wall corner and another kissing gate, this allowed access to the summit of Black Crag. Now on the eastern side of the ridge it was a short steep descent to the Kentmere Road followed by a short walk over tarmac back to the car, pausing only to photograph the weir at Barley Bridge.

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On the lower slopes of Reston Scar looking to Brunt Knott and Staveley Head Fell.

Climb higher and stunning views to the south tilt into view.

Ascending Reston Scar looking to a distant Benson Knott backed by Middleton Fell and the Barbon High Fells.

The summit Reston Scar.

Seen from the summit of Reston Scar the hills above Langdale, Pike of Blisco, Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and the unmistakable Langdale Pikes.

Carrying a little snow, the Langdale Pikes to the right the shear face of Pavey Ark.

Seen over Craggy Plantation the rolling hills and spectacular ridges of the Howgill Fells.

Under snow the head of Kentmere, the path in the foreground lead me to the highest point of my walk.

On Reston Scar looking south.

An icing sugar day on High Street.

Descending the northern slopes of Reston Scar with staggering views up the Kentmere Valley.

The Langdale skyline seen from the unnamed summit that marks the highest point of the day.

Looking down on Hugill Fell adorned with Williamson's Monument, in the gap under snow Red Scree's.

The summit Black Crag.

Dappled sunlight on the summits of Brunt Knott and Potter Fell.

On Black Crag looking west.

The endless view from Black Crag, the Kentmere Valley, the Kent Valley, behind the shadowed slopes of Benson Knott the Lune Valley, backed by sunlit Middleton Fells marking the start of the Yorkshire Dales.

Seen over Millrigg Knott the mighty head of Kentmere.

The weir at Barley Bridge.

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