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)


Route: Kirkstile Inn - Little Dodd (Loweswater) (148) - Hen Comb (149) - Mosedale - Kirkstile Inn


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

Route Map


Whiteside & Grasmoor

Whiteside & Grasmoor from the ascent of Little Dodd.



As we gain height Loweswater, Darling Fell and Criffel come into view.


Lorton Vale

Lorton Vale with Loweswater Fell on the left.


Darling & Loweswater Fells

Darling Fell (L) and Loweswater Fell (R).


Hen Comb

Hen Comb seen from the summit of Little Dodd.


Mellbreak & Grasmoor

Mellbreak with Grasmoor behind.


Hen Comb's summit cairn

Hen Comb's summit cairn. The wind was so strong on the top that we were struggling to stand up
, thankfully as soon as we dropped over the other side the wind stopped bothering us and we had a
 pleasant walk down to Mosedale.


Starling Dodd

Starling Dodd centre with Pillar behind.


Fleetwith Pike

A gloomy looking Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere.


High Snockrigg & Robinson

The sun catches High Snockrigg & Robinson.


Red Pike

Red Pike.


Red Pike

We were sat halfway down Hen Comb sheltered from the wind when I took this shot of the 
snow being blown up on the top of Red Pike.



Mellbreak seen across Mosedale.


Hen Comb

Looking back at Hen Comb from Mosedale.


Whiteside & Grasmoor

As we left Mosedale Whiteside and Grasmoor were being lit up by the last of the day's sun.








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