Name:Red Screes
Hill number:2538
Height:778.8m / 2555ft
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:NY 39660 08756
Summit feature:rock by shelter 15m SE of trig point
Col:517.9m  NY 3879 0956  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:trig point is at NY 39650 08765; rock 5m SE of trig point is 5cm lower; ground 50m NW of trig point at NY 39614 08800 is c 1m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Day 20/40 of my Wainwright Challenge linking all 214 Wainwrights in one walk taking 40 days to mark my 70th Birthday. Today, with Ian, for a circular walk over the Red Screes group from Ambleside, visiting Raven Crag, Red Screes, Middle Dodd, High Hartsop Dodd, and Little Hart Crag. Wet and misty most of the day. Not pleasant. 17km with 1020m ascent taking 6h 30m.Alan_70+26/05/2024
From Middle Dodd, back to Ambleside via Raven Crag and the ridge downjeffpl20/05/2024
6 wainwirghts with r net 5Dunlawyering15/05/2024
Up from a lay-by on the A592. Up over Middle Dodd and Red Screes and back over Little Hart Crag and High Hartsop Dodd. Lovely sunny Easter Sunday. With K.sebastiencale31/03/2024
From Kirkstone Inn, Red Screes, Middle Dod, Lower Hart Crag and Higher Hartsop Dod. Descent to Sykeside Campsite and trudge back along Kirkstone Pass. Just over 3.5 hrsLongwojo25/02/2024
Ftom Ambleside. Round of Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Red Screes, Raven Crag, and Snarker Pike.10.5 mlsmart079713/02/2024
Walk up from Ambleside, on to Middle Dood, out and back in snow, and into a strong NE wind with snow falling. Enjoyable.trimarc210/01/2024
A Scandals Skyline. Hartsop Dodd,Stoney Cove Pike,Red Screes,Middle Dodd,Little Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd. Hike with CraigNicefish11/11/2023
My fourth round of the 4 Red Screes Wainwrights from the car park at Brothers Water, visiting Middle Dodd. Red Screes and its Synge Raven Crag, Little Hart Crag, and High Hartsop Dodd. Then I retraced my route back past Little Hart Crag and east along the ridge, before dropping by the old fenceposts past the impressive around Stand Crags to Stangs. A magnificent area below Dove Crag that I have not previously visited in my 60 years of Lakeland walking. Finally dropped down to the main track in Dovedale and back to Brothers Water. A great day, despite the misty conditions. 17km with 970m ascent 6h30m.silverwolf_alan31/10/2023
Evil weather with Carl & Poppy. Red Screes & Middle Dodd. 3.7 miles 2418 ft elevationnell158326/10/2023
Part of a very painful horseshoeSophsky08/10/2023
From Brotherswater Inn. 9.5 km, 650 m asc. S up the steep ridge to Middle Dodd and Red Screes. Down to Scandale Pass and back by Caiston Glen. Dry, sunny.
Ambleside -> Little Hart Crag -> Red Screes -> Ambleside with Emma , Nick , Marymikethomas28/08/2023
solo walk (with Jess) #100jonsutterby7127/08/2023
Finishing off the Fairfield group of Wainwrights. From Cow Bridge, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Red Screes, Middle Dodd. With Ben.ytfckent10/08/2023
A Scandale Skyline from Hartsop. Hartsop Dodd - Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) - Red Screes - Middle Dodd - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd.sms.3710/08/2023
Middle Dodd and Red Screes Walk. Summer Holiday with Simon to Ambleside August 2023.dancingqueen10108/08/2023
R Richard Tait04/08/2023
early start to avoid hot day. Up Scandale Pass, dumped Oliie in the beck a few times. Onto Red Screes - Middle Dodd.Dave Sargent14/06/2023
R K Leg 2 Joss recce Richard Tait25/05/2023
Up the side from the carpark with the lads. Glad to have brought poles.LovableScum21/05/2023
8.1 miles 2807ft walk, start at Kirkstone Pass carpark to Red Screes, Middle Dodd, Little Hart Crag and High Hartsop Dodd.stephenbuda15/05/2023
R Winter conds Richard Tait19/01/2023
3cm fresh snow (wet below 600m), sunshine after 11am. Easy ascent fr Kirkstone Pass (where Inn now closed).NorfolkPT2115/01/2023
Snarker Pike, Raven Crag, Red Screes, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthurkeithouk04/12/2022
R temp inversion Richard Tait30/11/2022
Sykeside campsite to Red Screes, Little Hart Crag, Dove Crag, and Hart Crag.Peter Fieldsend25/10/2022
Accompanied by Granddaughter Kristy (age 11) From from Kirkstone Pass car park to summit and returnWestdenewalker17/08/2022
Accompanied by Westdenewalker. From from Kirkstone Pass car park to summit and return.Was clear so we got nice views and eat kendal mint cake on summitKwalkway17/08/2022
With Gabi and Graeme runningFionalevey05/08/2022
With Mike. Ascent from Kirkstone Pass Inn, then to Middle Dodd.jd1627/07/2022
Red Screes CircularPhilipChaston26/07/2022
Repeat ascents: High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Red Screes, Middle Dodd from Cow Bridge.vuirich13/07/2022
From The Struggle - Red Screes - Middle Dodd and backbenarbia no 309/07/2022
Done with Alistairhroper05/07/2022
R Richard Tait01/07/2022
Up Middle Dodd from BrotherswaterRockdoctor19/06/2022
First ever Wainwrights route climbed on my own. Early start - got up 04:40 and at bottom of Red Screes by 07:40. Then onto Middle Dodd, Little Hart Crag down to High Hartsop Dodd then retraced steps and along to Dove Crag. Back down valley of Caiston Glen and back along track along road. Approx 15.5-16km. Hot and sunny.River-Girl16/06/2022
Red Screes, ascent from Ambleside via southern slope, followed by Middle Dodd, Little Hart Crag and High Hartsop How. Return to Ambleside via Scandale Pass.forsterfamily719/04/2022
From Kirkstone Inndavepeel14/04/2022
walk from Brothers Water to Ambleside over 7 topstrimarc203/04/2022
Kirkstone Pass Loop from Hartsop. Hartsop Fell, Stony Cove Pike, Caudale Moor before dropping down to the Inn for a pint and ascending Red Screes, via the Kilnshaw Chimney this time. Middle Dodd then Little Hart Crag & High Hartsop Dodd to finish.Barns15018/03/2022
From Ambleside. 17 km, 1000 m asc. Up by Kirkstone Road and the S ridge to Red Screes summit, down Smallthwaite Band to Middle Dodd and back round to Scandale Pass. Over Little Hart Crag and out and back to High Hartsop Dodd. Back to Ambleside by Scandale. Bright and breezy.SalmonJoe18/03/2022
Poor morning weather so went to potter around Cathedral Cave Forecast deterioration so got myself dropped off at Kirkstone Inn. in afternoon, up Red Screes and down the ridge to Ambleside. A nice day in the end.dickscroop16/03/2022
with Eliz WCumbrianexile20/01/2022
Nuttall 6.3 from Ambleside. Brilliant sunny day, with a chill wind in the morning, but still later. Great Rigg > Fairfield > Hart Crag > Dove Crag > Little Hart Crag > Red ScreesPeter_W_Mitchell 23/11/2021
A circular walk around Scandale from Ambleside, visiting: Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Middle Dodd, Red Screes, Raven Crag and Snarker Pike. 25km with 1500m ascent in 8 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan10/10/2021
With Janet - 3rd of 6.GordyH10/10/2021