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Wainwright Bagging-Part 2-Whinlatter Round

Wainwright Bagging-Part 2-Whinlatter Round


Postby susanmyatt » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:41 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Barf, Broom Fell, Graystones, Lord's Seat, Whinlatter

Date walked: 22/06/2009

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Here's Part 2 of 3 showing my Wainwright walks, actually this route is one of Bill Birketts, an area we had not been to but it was a really nice sunny day.

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We parked up at a small car park at Spout Force and made our way along the well made forest road where we eventually found the way up to Whinlatter by a fallen wall and the edge of a felled forest, very difficult to see the raised entry to this.
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The climb to Whinlatter
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Looking across to Broom Fell and The Lord's Seat

After negotiating the fences and walls we nearly got run over by a fell runner before reaching Brown How, the top of Whinlatter. This afforded us some great views to Grisedale Pike and its surrounding fells.
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Atop Brown How
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Grisedale Pike

We moved on to Whinlatter Top from where we could see our route to The Lord's Seat which looked further away than it was :)
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Lord's Seat

After skirting the woods and crossing Tarbarrel Moss and Ullister Hill (both Birketts) we arrived at the summit of the Lord's Seat. Here I left hubby to "nip" to Barf and in that time the midges set about him :D
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Lord's Seat, just back from Barf, great sky !
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Route to Barf

The journey to Barf was not too bad and a couple I walked with took a summit photo for me, I thought this was better than having to climb it in the future from the road below :(
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Barf summit
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Valley below Barf
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Skiddaw across Bassenthwaite

Now re-united we could see our route to Broom Fell which looked quite easy :)
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Route to Broom Fell

We were soon at the top of Broom Fell which had a magnificent cairn
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Broom Fell summit

Now we could see our last summit, according to AW it is one and a quarter miles to Graystones.
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To Graystones

There are three tops on Graystones and Wainwrights isn't the highest, visits to all of them saves arguement :D
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Wainwrights Graystones peak

Now we had a very steep descent back to the valley floor, the photo shows us already a third down :(
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Steep descent
There were still some great views as we headed for home.
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Great views

It seemed like more than 8.7 miles, perhaps it was the heat, later the midge bites took hold :( but we enjoyed the area and the views were fabulous, also we only met about 10 people, one chap was completing every Wainwright route :shock: . Thanks for looking, 3 more tops tomorrow, bye
Last edited by susanmyatt on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Wainwright Bagging-Part 2-Whinlatter Round

Postby mountain coward » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:47 pm

Enjoyed that as usual! :) Just one thing... your deliberate mistake - you've put 'Tarbarrel Moos' instead of Moss! :lol: I'm gonna call it that in future - like I also say 'Martcrag Moo' (Langdales) as my old map has that instead of Moor :)
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Re: Wainwright Bagging-Part 2-Whinlatter Round

Postby susanmyatt » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:14 pm

My secretary requires an update on his proof reading skills :lol: the lake midges certainly made us itch :(
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