Monday 17th September 2007
Just after I put the money in the machine at the car park the heavens opened and we spent the next 15 minutes wondering if we were going to get a walk in at all. Once the rain stopped the weather just kept improving and although there was a cold edge to the wind the waterproofs were soon being removed. As the walk progressed we had the pleasure of watching the clouds lift from the tops and the sun lighting up the hills.
Start: Pooley Bridge (NY 4705 2438)
Route: Pooley Bridge - Roehead - Ketley Gate - Heughscar Hill (211) - Heugh Scar - Roehead - Pooley Bridge
Distance: 4.25 miles Ascent: 235 metres Time Taken: 2 hours 5 minutes
Weather: A cold wind with clearing skies.
Pub visited: The Sun Inn, Pooley Bridge Ale Drunk: Jennings Sneck Lifter
I took this picture of Barton Fell whilst
John took a phone call.
The clouds start to clear Place Fell.
Looking back to Place Fell and Hallin Fell as we headed onto the open fell.
The cloud is still lifting off the Helvellyn massif.
Striding Edge as the cloud moves away.
Sunshine on the Pennines from just above Ketley Gate.
Loadpot Hill seen behind Barton Fell.
Ullswater with the Dodds and Helvellyn now completely clear of cloud.
Blencathra from Heughscar Hill's summit.
Heughscar Hill's summit cairn.
Heading north from the summit and across the small section of limestone.
Great and Little Mell Fells from Heugh Scar.
Hallin Fell and Place Fell are bathed in sunlight as we head down towards Roehead.
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