The Charnley Way was devised in memory of Gerry Charnley who died tragically on Helvellyn. The route is centred on the 'Charnley Cairn' a rather insignificant bump 500m South of Esk Pike. The route takes in Thunacar Knott, Longthwaite Youth Hostel in Borrowdale, Glaramara, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Slight Side, Eskdale Youth Hostel, The Charnley Cairn, Crinkle Crages, Pike O Blisco and Lingmoor before returning to High Close Youth Hostel. Billy Bland is the record holder in just over 7 and a half hours, but mere mortals like me take rather longer - a bit over 11 hours in my case.
|Lingcove Bridge - heaven before the long climb up to Charnley Cairn|
You can read more including Ben Abdelnoor's account here.