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Kentmere Round

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:37 am
by PauloUK77
Some time off work and a break in bad weather offered me the chance to drive up to the Lakes to get some much needed walking done.It has been a while since I have been in the hills which I could tell whilst struggling for breath on the way up.
Kentmere was in my sights this time, so early on friday morning I left the hotel.The first half of the Kentmere Round today was excellent my first objective being Yoke.The clouds stayed away with views in every direction.The walking was easy but was up and down like a roller coaster but eased once on High Street.
One final up and down to reach Mardale Ill Bell from High street and that was it for major elevation changes.By this time the weather was closing in and it was freezing, I was only treated to a glimpse of the views every now and then but I felt I had been lucky to have them on the first half of this round.

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Kentmere Church

Garburn Path

Lake Windermere

Ill Bell from Yoke

Kentmere Reservoir

Ill Bell


Looking back towards Yoke

Froswick,Thornthwaite Crag and High Street in the distance.

Looking back towards Ill Bell.

Thornthwaite Crag and High street from Froswick.

Thornthwaite Crag.

High Street

High Street

Looking towards Mardale Ill Bell.


The smaller of the Mardale Waters was frozen.

In comes the weather from Ill Bell.


Towards Kentmere Pike

Kentmere Pike summit


Re: Kentmere Round

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:00 pm
by SusieThePensioner
So glad you were able to get out and do your walk :D Enjoyed reading your report and some great photos :thumbup:

Re: Kentmere Round

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:12 pm
by mamoset
Good walk that one, some nice photos too :thumbup:


Re: Kentmere Round

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:58 am
by ChrisW
Great stuff Paul, 20k is a fair lump in winter but then if you've driven all that way you might as well make the most of it :lol: some beautiful shots throughout too, enjoyed this :D

Re: Kentmere Round

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:41 pm
by blanchie
I did it a couple of days before you and loved the fact that even on a Saturday, I didn't come across anyone until I hit High St. I did get an early start but it was just myself and a pack of hounds which seemed to be doing some freelancing hunting up from Kentmere.

Past High St and the weather turned nasty, long and heavy sleet showers, and a bog of a path along the north ridge. Still it was a great hangover cure and set me up for another one!

Re: Kentmere Round

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:24 pm
by L-Hiking
Great effort Paul, you could have picked me up on the way over :lol: :lol: