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6 Wainwrights from Troutbeck.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:16 pm
by mamoset

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With Tuesday being, in theory, the only decent weather day of the week, we chose to do some fells around Troutbeck. Parked at Church Bridge and headed along Trout Beck, making for our first fell, Troutbeck Tongue.
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It was still a bit fresh, but with the good path, we were soon at the base of the Tongue.
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Stony Cove Pike on the way up.
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Troutbeck Tongue.
Boggy conditions underfoot, made the small ascent a bit dirty, but we soon topped it.
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Wansfell Pike.
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Nice clear views from the summit were had, before heading along the ridge, heading for Scot's Rake, up to Froswick.
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Across St. Ravens Edge to Red Screes.
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Froswick showing the line of Scots Rake.
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Threshthwaite Mouth.
We soon made it up onto Wander Scar, before turning south and making for Froswick.
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Looking back to Troutbeck Tongue.
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Lingmell End, Harter Fell & Kentmere Pike.
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Stony Cove Pike & Thornthwaite Crag.
Once Froswick was topped, we quickly made for Ill Bell as hunger was beginning to set in!! :lol: :shock:
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Froswick.
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Back along the ridge.
Unfortunately, once you leave Ill Bell, most of the views are obscured, with only Sallows & Sour Howes to look at :( :?
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Two of the three cairns.
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Helvellyn range has cleared a bit.
Our hunger satisfied, we headed for Yoke. Quite an easy walk along, but a bit farther from Garburn Pass than i remembered :shock:
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Yoke.
We crossed Garburn Pass, onto the boggy hillside of Sallows which we soon ascended.
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Sallows.
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From Sallows.
One to go, in Sour Howes. Was quite wet and marshy on the route round, but it was easy going.
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Sour Howes.
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Looking back.
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Sour Howes.
Nothing to hang around at the summit for, so we made our way off, and back to the car. It had cleared to the west & the Scafells showed themselves.
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Distant Scafell range.

Re: 6 Wainwrights from Troutbeck.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:53 pm
by mike202
Great walk, this is just the route I want to take for these Wainwrights. :)

You had a nice day for it.

Re: 6 Wainwrights from Troutbeck.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:10 pm
by trailmasher
Great pictures and good walk. On my list for April but t'other way round. haven't done these hills for quite some time.

Re: 6 Wainwrights from Troutbeck.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:43 am
by ChrisW
Lovely shots of a great hike by the look of it, didn't look to be too many folks around either which is always better :wink:

Re: 6 Wainwrights from Troutbeck.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:18 pm
by mamoset
mike202 wrote:Great walk, this is just the route I want to take for these Wainwrights. :)

You had a nice day for it.

Thanks mike, certainly was a nice day :)

trailmasher wrote:Great pictures and good walk. On my list for April but t'other way round. haven't done these hills for quite some time.

Cheers trail, been some time since we were up these fells :)

ChrisW wrote:Lovely shots of a great hike by the look of it, didn't look to be too many folks around either which is always better :wink:


Hi Chris, always better when there is solitude, though there was a number of people about, I just try not to get them in shot :lol: