Lank Rigg - Way out West
by icemandan » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:53 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Lank Rigg
Date walked: 24/07/2011
Time taken: 3
Distance: 9 km
Ascent: 384mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Can't imagine why it's taken so long to get round to it. Looking at the WH statistics on most climbed Wainwrights, not many other people have got round to it either. AW himself left two shillings under a rock for a determined reader.
A beautiful sunny day though - the bright sunlight giving ravishing views on the long drive round - over Shap Fell, across the A66 and south through Lamplugh and Kirkland.
Eventually we parked up on the Cold Fell Road. A broad track led down to the Calder, a plod up the valley, a grassy track up from the col and we were at the top.
Lank Rigg Tarn was a pleasing bright blue in the sunlight.
The south subsidiary top was a more congenial spot than the trig
so we had our lunch and savoured the panoramic view of er....Sellafield.
by susanmyatt » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:11 am
by Red Peak » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:25 pm
icemandan wrote:One of the most bleak and far flung spots that we've ever followed miserable old AW to. A long drive to a dullish hill.
Yeah, but it's away from the crowds that you get on most other Lakeland peaks. Honestly, there's just no pleasing some people
I was up that way recently to 'bag' the Hewitt of Iron Crag. Loved the drive there, loved the peace and quiet, and loved looking at familiar peaks from a differernt direction.
Enjoy your final Wainwright. Munros next?
by icemandan » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:16 pm
I enjoyed Iron Crag as well - did it as a circuit going up Haycock from Gillerthwaite and following the ridge out to Grike.
by yellowbelly » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:23 pm
Which fell have you left until last and why?
by icemandan » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:10 pm
My other candidate for dreariest Wainwright is Loadpot Hill which I did as part of an overnight walk from Windermere to Penrith.
Roll on Arnison Crag. Once that's done, I'll be focussing on Munros. Still 75 of those to do.
by Crawler » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:46 pm
Very few places in the Lakes though where you can get that amount of solitude
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by JGKES » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:58 pm
by icemandan » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:59 am
JGKES - I was brought up in Nottinghamshire so the Peak is home territory. I particularly like the Dark Peak once you get away from the Pennine Way. The landscape of peat groughs and wind sculpted gritstone is a bit special (incidentally AW hated it - see the Pennine Way guide) and is fantastic at soaking up the people. I'm always impressed that you can be alone on Kinder or Bleaklow on a summer bank holiday in a way which would be inconcievable on any Lake District 2000 footer.
by yellowbelly » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:27 pm
My final Wainwright I thought was going to be Thunacar Knott but I later realised I still had to do Wansfell because previously I'd only been up Wansfell Pike!
by canisp » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:36 pm
yellowbelly wrote:……I still had to do Wansfell because previously I'd only been up Wansfell Pike!
Something similar, having done Seathwaite Fell (the Hewitt) i later discovered Seathwaite Fell (the Wainwright) was about 500 metres to the north, i’ve since been back to get this one. Now i’m studying each of Wainwrights summits to see if there are any others i’ve slipped up on, fingers crossed.
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