Wednesday 21st March 2007

 

The day started of with clear skies and as the wind had dropped it was noticeably warmer. As the high tops remained covered in snow and ice we opted to head out to Lank Rigg, a new area for us. With warm weather and tired legs this was a very slow walk that involved plenty of breaks in the sun.

 

Start: Coldfell Road (NY 0662 1305)

 

Route: Coldfell Road - Blakely Raise (160) - Grike (161) - Crag Fell (162) - Whoap (163) - Lank Rigg (164)
            - Kinniside (165) - Latter Barrow (166) - Coldfell Road

 

Distance: 8.75 miles     Ascent: 679 metres     Time Taken: 7 hours 20 

 

Weather: Warm, blue sky and light winds.

 

Pub visited: Kirkstile Inn      Ale Drunk: Loweswater Brewery, Grasmoor Dark Ale

Route Map

 

Flat Fell

Looking across to Flat Fell as we start to climb up Blakeley Raise.

 

Isle of Man

Further up the, by now familiar, Isle of Man is visible.

                                                

Blakeley Raise's summit

Blakeley Raise's summit.

 

Grike

Looking across to Grike from Blakeley Raise.

 

Whoap & Lank Rigg

Whoap (L) and Lank Rigg (R) with Caw Fell in the background.

 

Blakeley Raise

Blakeley Raise from the start of the climb to Grike.

 

Meadley Reservoir

Meadley Reservoir.

 

Grike's summit cairn & shelter

Grike's summit cairn and shelter where we took one of todays many leisurely breaks in the warm sunshine.

 

Herdus & Crag Fell

Crag Fell with Red Pike & High Stile visible behind it. To the left is Herdus.

 

Knock Murton & Blake Fell

Knock Murton (L) and Blake Fell (R).

 

Pillar

L- R: Pillar, Wind Cove, Black Crag, Steeple and Scoat Fell.

 

Crag Fell's summit cairn

Crag Fell's summit cairn.

 

Ennerdale

Ennerdale from Crag Fell.

 

Bowness Knott & Herdus

Herdus and Starling Dodd with Bowness Knott in front.

 

Caw Fell

Caw Fell.

 

Lank Rigg's trig

Lank Rigg's trig.

 

Black Combe

Looking across to Black Combe from Lank Rigg.

 

Seatallan & Scafell

Caw Fell and Seatallan with Scafell between them.

 

Scafell Pike & Scafell

As we started to descend Lank Rigg Scafell Pike came into view.

 

Kinniside's summit

Kinniside's summit cairn with Lank Rigg behind.

 

Latter Barrow

Looking across to Latter Barrow from Kinniside.

 

Latter Barrow's summit cairns

Latter Barrow's three summit cairns.

 

Swarth Fell & Burn Edge

What should have been the last two summits of the day, Swarth Fell (L) and Burn Edge (R). To get to these
 we had to cross the River Calder which with all the snow coming of the hills was rather deep and wide.
 It took an hour to find a point where I could cross, by which point we were so far upstream that 
we had long since walked past both hills. They remain to be done another day, from the road.   

                                   

Previous walk Lord's Seat 20th March 2007<>Next walk Bamford Edge 1st April 2007

 

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