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by poppiesrara » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:48 am
Wainwrights included on this walk: Buckbarrow, Middle Fell, Seatallan
Hewitts included on this walk: Seatallan
Date walked: 04/09/2013
Time taken: 3
Distance: 11.75 km
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It’s a very good short climb through the bracken and then little outcrops to the top of Middle Fell, getting from valley level to nearly 2000ft quickly and with what seems little effort. Clear views from here to the much rockier and more daunting peaks north and east, and a charming hill all round.
It’s one of the happier walking feelings to come across a decent path when you expect none – but that up the steep east face (probably quite awkward without the steps hewn into it) of Seatallan is one of those, clearly in view as you tiptoe gingerly across the broad quaking col. The summit is broad and pretty featureless, the descent down the south ridge even more so although the easiest of terrain.
Buckbarrow, with its several steep little summits and deep crags, is an abrupt contrast, halting the gentle descent which then steepens dramatically beside Gill Beck down to the roadside. Striking views in the afternoon sun of the Screes across Wastwater and the flatlands stretching to the Irish Sea.
Finished the day with a quick walk up the tourist path to Gummer’s How above Windermere – a lovely (and very busy) little climb through the woods to a fine rocky viewpoint.
by ChrisW » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:55 pm
by poppiesrara » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:41 pm
It is an absolutely stunning area - I'd only 'seen' Wasdale in dark and fog before, but will be taking on the high peaks round there before too much longer, and this really whetted the appetite.
by johnkaysleftleg » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:14 pm
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