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Wainwright Bagging-Part 2-Whinlatter Round

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:41 pm
by susanmyatt
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.
The climb to Whinlatter
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.
Atop Brown How
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 :)
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
Lord's Seat, just back from Barf, great sky !
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 :(
Barf summit
Valley below Barf
Skiddaw across Bassenthwaite

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

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

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

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

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

Re: Wainwright Bagging-Part 2-Whinlatter Round

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:47 pm
by mountain coward
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 :)

Re: Wainwright Bagging-Part 2-Whinlatter Round

PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:14 pm
by susanmyatt
My secretary requires an update on his proof reading skills :lol: the lake midges certainly made us itch :(