Tuesday 20th March 2007
The forecast was once again for strong wind so we opted for some of the lower fells and headed out to tackle the Lord's Seat group of fells. Birkett has split these into three walks but we opted to join two of the walks together to make it a record breaking, summit bagging day, with ten summits to be bagged in one day.
Start: Spout Force car park (NY 1813 2554)
Spout Force car park - Brown
How on Whinlatter (150) Whinlatter Top (151)
- Tarbarrel Moss (152)
Distance: 9.75 miles Ascent: 882 metres Time Taken: 7 hours 10
Weather: Cold with strong winds.
Pub visited: Kirkstile Inn Ale Drunk: Loweswater Brewery, Melbreak Bitter
The first of many great views today
at the summit of Brown How on
The next top can just be made out at the
end of the path on the first 'ridge'. We covered a lot of
Looking across to two of the tops we would visit later in the day, Broom Fell (L) and Lord's Seat (R).
Seat How's summit gave us some great views,
here looking across Derwent Water
Latrigg has lost all of the yesterdays light snow covering.
Bleaberry Fell with the Dodds behind catching the sun.
Zooming in on the Blencathra ridge.
Binsey and Bassenthwaite Lake from Barf's summit.
Looking across to Lord's Seat from Barf, its summit had the only snow of any depth that we would walk in all day.
A close-up of Bow Fell and Esk Pike, seen from the path to Lord's Seat.
Looking back to Barf, this was the only place where we had to do any bog-hopping.
Lord's Seats summit.
From Lord's Seat it was a long walk to Broom
Fell where we were exposed to the very cold
Looking back to Lord's Seat.
Whinlatter Top and the first two summits of the day.
From Broom Fell the Isle of Man was clearly visible.
Kirk Fell's summit.
Looking across Lorton Vale from Kirk Fell to Mellbreak.
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