Red Screes

Red Screes, which has an elevation of 776 metres, is a fell located between the villages of Patterdale and Ambleside in The Lake District. Although it forms part of the Fairfield group in the Eastern Fells, it is detached from it’s neighbours by low cols. It is it’s prominence which gives Red Screes it’s independence.

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Mountain: Red Screes

Elevation: 776m (2546 ft)

Location: Cumbria, England

OS grid ref: NY3950908715

Nearest village(s): Patterdale, Waterhead, Ambleside, Grasmere, Chapel Stile

Coordinates: 54° 28′ 12.22″ N, 2° 56′ 0.49″ W

From the bottom of the Kirkstone road the southern ridge presents a popular route to the summit. From Ambleside ascents can be made by way of Scandale or Stock Ghyll. However, there are also a number of routes possible from the summit of Kirkstone Pass. Middle Dodd ridge or Caiston Glen to Scandale Pass is another option.

From the summit of Red Screes, which is marked by a number of large cairns and an Ordnance Survey triangulation column, the panoramic view of the Eastern Fells together with the view of Coniston, Bowfell and Scafell skyline of the Southern Fells is breathtaking. However, the paramount view down the eastern face of the Kirkstone Inn is fantastic. This is the only fell where you can have alcoholic beverages at 1480 ft !

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