Saturday 12th September 2009
I opted to change the direction we did this walk in order to do Knock Murton first. It turned out to be a good decision as it meant when we were running out of time we were able to cut the walk short far more easily than if we had of done it in the opposite direction.
Start: Felldyke (NY 0851 1987)
Felldyke - Knock Murton (284) -
Low Pen (285) - High Pen (286) -
High Nook On Gavel Fell (287)
Distance: 6.5 miles Ascent: 586 metres Time Taken: 5 hours 30 minutes
Terrain: Very steep in places, mainly on good paths. One section with no path across rough heather and tussocks.
Weather: Warm and sunny.
Pub visited: The Old Posting House, Deanscales Ale Drunk: Jennings Crag Rat
A first look at Knock Murton and the first ascent of the day.
It was hard work under the hot sun but we eventually reached the summit.
The next three tops were all in sight from
the summit of Knock Murton. The
Looking back we can't quite believe we
actually came down that. Thank goodness we didn't
A nice and steady ascent to the summit of Low Pen, just what we needed after tackling Knock Murton.
The summit of Low Pen. A very agreeable
spot for lunch,
In the opposite direction the view
included Banna Fell,
Cogra Moss from Low Pen's summit.
Virtually the same view, but this time from High Pen's summit.
After much bog-hopping, walking through
tussocks and heather we eventually reached
Looking back towards Blake Fell and Carling Knott.
Across to Loweswater Fell and along Lorton Vale.
Across Mellbreak, to Whitesde and Grasmoor.
Fleetwith Pike behind Hen Comb.
High Stile and Pillar.
Looking back to High Nook from the slopes of Gavel Fell.
Gavel Fell's summit. The plan had been to
head out to Floutern Cap and then return to Banna Fell
We arrived at Cogra Moss just as the sun
was starting to get lower in the sky.
Owsen Fell is reflected in Cogra Moss.
More reflections in Cogra Moss.
A final look back at Blake Fell and Cogra Moss.
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