Reston Scar from Hugill Fell

Reston Scar seen from Hugill Fell, with Morecambe Bay beyond.

Summit: One summit in the chapter: 834 feet above sea level.

Volume: Book 8 (The Outlying Fells)

Date bagged: First visit: 23rd May 2015 (walk 97). Second visit: 12th April 2016 (walk 109).

Bagged as number: First round: 306 of the 330 Wainwrights. [ << Hugill Fell (305)  (307-310) Top o’Selside >> ]

Second round: 33 of 330. [ << Grey Knotts (32)  (34) Hugill Fell >> ]

Joe on Reston Scar

Joe on the summit of Reston Scar

Route of ascent and descent: First visit: Came at it from the back, via Hugill Fell, one of the very few ‘ridge routes’ between chapters described (implicitly) in volume 8. Descended to Staveley.

Second visit: Reversed this route, coming up from Staveley, going on to Hugill Fell.

What Mr Wainwright says (from page 24 of volume 8): “The climb is steep but a good cart-track eases the gradient and continues almost to the cairn. This is a fine place for a siesta on a sunny day (with a tarn to paddle in) while the rest of the family go on to Helvellyn.”

Reston Scar, from below

Reston Scar, from below

What I say: This was the last of three summits in what (on my first visit) was an easy, low-pressure, but very good walk to do on a clear, sunny day. The climb up on my second visit was easy and short: half an hour from Staveley station is time to do it. From the summit of Reston Scar the view is good, though you don’t see Staveley, which comes as a mild surprise.

[ << Rest Dodd     Robinson >> ]


2 Responses to “Reston Scar”

  1. […] and Joe, who came with me. Three summits bagged — High Knott, Hugill Fell (pictured) and Reston Scar. So as of today I have bagged 306 of the 330 Wainwrights, so have 24 to go. (Joe has now bagged 25 […]

  2. […] i revised plans to go up Blencathra and instead picked off some Outlying Fells for a second time, Reston Scar, Hugill Fell and Potter Fell, all above the village of Staveley. Low-pressure walking, but pleasant […]

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