Friday 10th June 2011
We timed our arrival well, arriving at St. Martin's Church just as the heavens opened with a rather prolonged and heavy downpour that had us sitting in the car watching the rain for over an hour. The reward for our patience was a pleasant afternoon walk that took in three tops and ended with a delightful stroll in the sun down Fusedale.
Start: St Peter's Church (NY 4357 1921)
Route: St Peter's Church - Pikeawassa (312) - Brownthwaite Crag (313) - Gowk Hill (314) - Fusedale - St Peter's Church
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: 451 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 40 minutes
Terrain: Generally good paths
Weather: Warm with one short wet spell.
Pub visited: The Sun Inn, Pooley Bridge Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland
Looking across St Peter's Church to
Hallin Fell. After sitting for an hour in the
Beda Head as we walk along the side of Steel Knotts.
As we crossed the wall and headed for
Pikeawassa the rain
A wet summit.
Any thoughts of walking out and back along the ridge were abandoned in the rain.
It looks like the rain might be about to
stop as we start the descent
No chance of getting lost, just follow the wall.
Looking into Bannerdale as the sun threatens to come out.
Waterproofs off before we start the short ascent of Brownthwaite Crag.
Looking towards Wether Hill from the somewhat unremarkable summit of Brownthwaite Crag.
Heading for Gowk Hill.
Trying to work out which stone actually
counted as the summit was interesting,
Heading back down Gowk Hill and the view is certainly improving.
Looking down into Fusedale.
A final look at Pikeawassa as we head into Fusedale.
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