The Lakeland Four Passes is a 19 mile circular route with over 5300ft of ascent which starts and finishes at Rosthwaite Village Hall in Borrowdale, at the southern end of Derwent Water.
The 1st pass takes you to Sty Head Tarn between the Scafell Massif and Great Gable before dropping to the beautiful but always dramatic Wasdale with Cumbria’s deepest lake. Onto the 2nd which is the often-underestimated Black Sail Pass & the 3rd Scarth Gap, which happens to be the easiest ascent of the day & gives views of Haystacks, Wainwrights resting place to the right. The 4th is an old miners path and is probably the hardest of the day taking you to the top of Honisters Pass before returning down to the village hall.
With a variety of provisions (including cake, lots of cake), a hot meal at the end & a bespoke medal for all finishers what’s not to like.
Well Rob thought it was a Lovely route but relentlessly rough underfoot. Unfortunately, I can not find the overall results. But here’s his!
4th Rob Downs 3:28:35