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Red Screes


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
776 m (2545 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Red coloured scree

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  90   Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Red Screes (2500ft+) is an isolated mountain, NNE of Ambleside in the Lake District (England), which forms a single ridge orientated SSW-NNE. Its craggy ESE flank is bounded by the Kirkstone Pass road, and the WNW flank by Scandale Pass footpath.

There is a very steep ascent path from the Kirkstone Pass car park; but gentler and longer ascents can be made up the broad NNE ridge from the S end of Patterdale, or the broad SSW ridge from Ambleside.

Hazards you may encounter on Red Screes include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
A special thank you to David S Brown for his work on this and all of the England/Wales information.
Picture Gallery for Red Screes

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 Weather & OS Maps
Cumbrian Fells
by MWIS (PDF format)
Lake District
by Met Office
High Street
by Metcheck
Red Screes Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Red Screes.

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 Routes that include Red Screes
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 775 m 10.41 km 3.5 hrs Red Screes  Easy half-day walk from Ambleside on gently graded broad grassy ridge. Summit near crags.  

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Me on the summit cairn of Red Screes. (Camera on timer release from top of the trig point)

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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William Thomson
wrote on
June 16, 2010
Starting in Ambleside I walked up Kirkstone Pass then took the hill path which lead over Snarker Pike, Raven Crag and onto Red Screes. descended from there to the pub on Kirkstone Pass and then the path to Stony Cove Pike. Onto Thornthwaite Crag and then High Street. Returned over Foswick, took the hill path and walked to Ings, where I had left my camper van. Lovely day on the hills. Met up with a lot of people who were walking the Wainwright walks. Very interesting lot of walks that would be well worth undertaking. This was my 1st walk in the lakes and I will definately return as it is a beautiful part of the UK.

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