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)

 

Route: Spout Force car park - Brown How on Whinlatter (150) Whinlatter Top (151) - Tarbarrel Moss (152)
            - Ullister Hill (153) - Seat How (Thornthwaite) (154) - Barf (155) - Lord's Seat (156) - Broom Fell (157)
           
- Graystones (158) - Kirk Fell on Lorton (159) - Spout Force car park

 

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

Route Map

 

Grisedale Pike & Hopegill Head

The first of many great views today at the summit of Brown How on 
Whinlatter Top. Grisedale Pike (L) and Hopegill Head (R).

 

Whinlatter Top

The next top can just be made out at the end of the path on the first 'ridge'. We covered a lot of
 miles today and there is no doubt the frozen ground made the going much easier 
than it might have been on any other day.

 

Skiddaw Massif

Skiddaw Massif.

 

Broom Fell & Lord's Seat

Looking across to two of the tops we would visit later in the day, Broom Fell (L) and Lord's Seat (R).

 

Brown How on Whinlatter Top's summit shelter

Brown How's summit shelter.

 

Whinlatter Top's summit cairn

Whinlatter Top's summit cairn.

 

Tarbarrel Moss' summit

The fence post is the highest point on Tarbarrel Moss.

Ullister Hill's summit

Ullister Hill's summit with Lord's Seat behind.

 

Seat How's summit

Seat How's summit gave us some great views, here looking across Derwent Water 
with Catbells, Bleaberry Fell and Helvellyn in view.

 

Latrigg

Latrigg has lost all of the yesterdays light snow covering.

 

Bleaberry Fell & Helvellyn Massif

Bleaberry Fell with the Dodds behind catching the sun.

 

Blencathra ridge

Zooming in on the Blencathra ridge.

 

Bassenthwaite Lake & Binsey

Binsey and Bassenthwaite Lake from Barf's summit.

 

Barf's summit

Barf's summit.

 

Lord's Seat

Looking across to Lord's Seat from Barf, its summit had the only snow of any depth that we would walk in all day.

 

Bow Fell & Esk Pike

A close-up of Bow Fell and Esk Pike, seen from the path to Lord's Seat. 

 

Barf

Looking back to Barf, this was the only place where we had to do any bog-hopping.

 

Lord's Seat's summit

Lord's Seats summit.

 

Broom Fell

From Lord's Seat it was a long walk to Broom Fell where we were exposed to the very cold
 and strong wind. The views across the Solway Firth into Scotland made up for it.

 

Lord's Seat

Looking back to Lord's Seat.

 

Whinlatter

Whinlatter Top and the first two summits of the day.

 

Isle of Man

From Broom Fell the Isle of Man was clearly visible.

 

Broom Fell's summit

Broom Fell's summit.

Graystones' summit

Graystone's summit.

 

Kirk Fell's summit

Kirk Fell's summit.

 

Mellbreak

Looking across Lorton Vale from Kirk Fell to Mellbreak.

 

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