Monday 19th March (p.m.) 2007
Having arrived at the Kirkstile Inn mid-afternoon and with the sky still clear we decided to go for a second walk and headed up to Hen Comb. Although the sun was out and the snow was starting to disappear from the lower south-facing tops the wind was still very strong and bitterly cold.
Start: Kirkstile Inn (NY 1413 2092)
Distance: 5.25 miles Ascent: 445 metres Time Taken: 3 hours
Weather: Cold with strong winds.
Pub visited: Kirkstile Inn Ale Drunk: Loweswater Brewery, Melbreak Bitter
Whiteside & Grasmoor from the ascent of Little Dodd.
As we gain height Loweswater, Darling Fell and Criffel come into view.
Lorton Vale with Loweswater Fell on the left.
Darling Fell (L) and Loweswater Fell (R).
Hen Comb seen from the summit of Little Dodd.
Mellbreak with Grasmoor behind.
Hen Comb's summit cairn. The wind was so
strong on the top that we were struggling to stand up
Starling Dodd centre with Pillar behind.
A gloomy looking Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere.
The sun catches High Snockrigg & Robinson.
We were sat halfway down Hen Comb sheltered
from the wind when I took this shot of the
Mellbreak seen across Mosedale.
Looking back at Hen Comb from Mosedale.
As we left Mosedale Whiteside and Grasmoor were being lit up by the last of the day's sun.
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