This walk heads up onto the ridge of high ground that guards the
entrance to isolated Scugdale, before heading into the heart of the
moors above the sources of the River Rye, visiting the equally isolated Swainby Shooting House
sits just back from Eskdale, and isn't really seen from the valley,
but it it a satisfyingly craggy summit, with great views towards the
upper reaches of the valley and the circle of mountains that run from
Scafell to Crinkle Crags.
This short but quite steep walk up Barrow and Stile End
takes us into the middle of the region of angular grassy fells north of
the Newlands valley, an area dominated by the shapely Grisedale Pike
and Causey Pike's distinctive profile.