Hen Comb - Lake District Walk

Monday 19th March (p.m.) 2007

Having arrived at the Kirkstile Inn mid-afternoon and with the sky still clear we decided to go for a second walk and headed up to Hen Comb. Although the sun was out and the snow was starting to disappear from the lower south-facing tops the wind was still very strong and bitterly cold.

Start: Kirkstile Inn (NY 1413 2092)

Route: Kirkstile Inn - Little Dodd (Loweswater) (148) - Hen Comb (149) - Mosedale - Kirkstile Inn

Distance: 5.25 miles     Ascent: 445 metres      Time Taken: 3 hrs

Weather: Cold with strong winds.

Pub Visited: Kirkstile Inn    Ale Drunk: Loweswater Brewery, Melbreak Bitter

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Whiteside & Grasmoor

Whiteside & Grasmoor from the ascent of Little Dodd.


As we gain height Loweswater, Darling Fell and Criffel come into view.

Lorton Vale

Lorton Vale with Loweswater Fell on the left.

Darling & Loweswater Fells

Darling Fell (L) and Loweswater Fell (R).

Hen Comb

Hen Comb seen from the summit of Little Dodd.

Mellbreak & Grasmoor

Mellbreak with Grasmoor behind.

Hen Comb's summit cairn

Hen Comb's summit cairn. The wind was so strong on the top that we were struggling to stand up, thankfully as soon as we dropped over the other side the wind stopped bothering us and we had a pleasant walk down to Mosedale.

Starling Dodd

Starling Dodd centre with Pillar behind.

Fleetwith Pike

A gloomy looking Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere.

High Snockrigg & Robinson

The sun catches High Snockrigg & Robinson.

Red Pike

Red Pike.

Red Pike

We were sat halfway down Hen Comb sheltered from the wind when I took this shot of the snow being blown up on the top of Red Pike.


Mellbreak seen across Mosedale.

Hen Comb

Looking back at Hen Comb from Mosedale.

Whiteside & Grasmoor

As we left Mosedale Whiteside and Grasmoor were being lit up by the last of the day's sun.






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