Thursday 6th September 2012
A walk that ended up being much longer than originally planned due to the start of our original route being closed due to a recent landslide. We also managed to experience a wide range of weather, setting out in glorious sunshine but when we returned to the campsite the waterproofs had taken a bit of a hammering.
Start: Lanefoot Campsite (NY 2274 2465)
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 800 metres Time Taken: 6 hours 5 minutes
Terrain: Forest tracks.
Weather: Warm and sunny to start, raining by the end of the walk.
Pub visited: Royal Oak, Braithwaite Ale Drunk: Jennings Bitter
Setting out on a hot day we follow the
track through the woods.
As our planned path to Whinlatter
was closed due to a landslide we reversed
After a steady climb through the woods and
a tricky scramble over a rocky section,
It might look calm and reasonably bright
but in actual fact we were hit by a rather strong wind.
Looking across Bassenthwaite towards Binsey.
There is still some blue sky over the Dodds.
The cloud is stating to build.
We found a sheltered spot on the way to
Lord's Seat for our lunch
It was a struggle to keep the camera still on Lord's Seat.
Sale Fell from Lord's Seat.
Broom Fell and Kirk Fell from the same spot.
Our path into Whinlatter Forest is clear enough, as is Grisedale Pike, for the moment.
As we follow the path the rain starts and
our final clear view of the day is across
A couple of hours latter and after
visiting Ullister Hill and Seat How the rain stops long enough
The cloud hugs the top of Skiddaw. All
that remains is for us to follow the forest track
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