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A (sort of) Mosedale Round

PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:19 pm
by mamoset
I hadn't visited these fells for a number of years (and reasons), but after a mate walked them recently, it kind of spurred me into action. I picked a circuitous route, this being the best way to re-visit these Northern Fells.

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I left the car parked near the Roundhouse, and set off on a decent morning at 7:00am along the track beside the River Caldew.
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The route in.
After a couple of miles I had to cross the river and head up the breast of Mungrisdale Common.
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Across to Great Calva & Knott from ascent.
The heather was looking good in full bloom, just needed some sun now to bring it out more. It was a tedious plod up to the summit of Mungrisdale Common, but it was reached eventually :shock:
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Mungrisdale Common.
There was a bit of cloud cover, but decent enough views all around.
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Cloud capped Scafell Pike.
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Skiddaw Ho & Skiddaw.
Made my way off via Long Brow, heading next for Great Calva.
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Great Calva.
After a bit of trouble crossing the river, and a wet foot to boot, I joined the path heading up Wiley Gill and then up the fence and onto Great Calva.
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Lonscale Crags from Wiley Gill.
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Looking south from ascent of Great Calva.
It was quite warm now and I puffed and panted to the summit :lol:
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Great Calva.
Had I bite to eat in the shelter then headed for Knott.
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Criffell beyond Binsey from Great Calva.
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Mungrisdale Common & Great Calva from route to Knott.
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From the route up Knott.
It's a fairly straightforward down and up to Knott, which was reached pretty quickly.
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Knott.
On the way over to High Pike, I made a detour to Lingy Hut. I'd never visited it before, due to weather conditions the previous times I'd been up here :lol:
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Lingy Hut.
Again, it's a nice easy rise up to High Pike, where I noticed the number of walkers and runners steadily increasing.
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High Pike.
Last but not least, was Carrock Fell.
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Distant Carrock Fell.
It's not the most pleasant route across Miton Hill and Round Knott and I can imagine it's awful after a lot of wet weather :shock:
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Looking back.
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Skiddaw and co.
Without too much trouble, I reached Carrock Fell summit, in very different conditions to last time I was here!!
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Carrock Fell.
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Up the River Caldew.
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Bowscale & Tarn.
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Across to Bowscale & Blencathra.
I really enjoyed this area again, though obviously the good weather played a big part in that :thumbup:

Re: A (sort of) Mosedale Round

PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:43 pm
by johnkaysleftleg
Some lovely pics of the blooming heather on the fells, even Mungrisdale Common is a nice place to visit on a day like that.

Re: A (sort of) Mosedale Round

PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:18 pm
by ChrisW
What a lovely round Mamoset, one I would have enjoyed. That heather looks stunning painted across the landscape like that, when you said
"It was quite warm now and I puffed and panted to the summit"


I was left thinking ................. I do that in all temperatures :lol:

Re: A (sort of) Mosedale Round

PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:46 pm
by mamoset
johnkaysleftleg wrote:Some lovely pics of the blooming heather on the fells, even Mungrisdale Common is a nice place to visit on a day like that.

You're right there jk, the weather helps in this area 8)

ChrisW wrote:What a lovely round Mamoset, one I would have enjoyed. That heather looks stunning painted across the landscape like that, when you said
"It was quite warm now and I puffed and panted to the summit"


I was left thinking ................. I do that in all temperatures :lol:

Haha, to be fair Chris, you are yomping up places that would make most people puff n pant :shock:

Re: A (sort of) Mosedale Round

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:02 pm
by trailmasher
Good report and pics mamoset :clap: . It's a great area to be walking about in and the purple heather adds colour to the sometimes featureless landscape. Personally I love it around there as I have found it mostly shy of other walkers :D

Re: A (sort of) Mosedale Round

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:35 pm
by mamoset
trailmasher wrote:Good report and pics mamoset :clap: . It's a great area to be walking about in and the purple heather adds colour to the sometimes featureless landscape. Personally I love it around there as I have found it mostly shy of other walkers :D


Thanks masher, you're right about the heather, gives the area a bit of life :D