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A Promise Kept

A Promise Kept


by Gordie12 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:38 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Birks, Dollywaggon Pike, Dove Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Raise, St Sunday Crag, Stybarrow Dodd, White Side

Hewitts included on this walk: Dollywaggon Pike, Dove Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Helvellyn, Raise, St Sunday Crag, Stybarrow Dodd, White Side

Date walked: 03/10/2015

Time taken: 10

Distance: 34.6 km

Ascent: 2140m

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Re: A Promise Kept

Postby dav2930 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:26 pm

Gordie12 wrote:If you read this, any thoughts on a comparable walk I could consider (in the Lakes) for Spring next year???

Glad to oblige Gordie. You'll be spoilt for choice of course! If your trip isn't too early in the spring then you'll have long daylight hours and could consider some big walks. The Ennerdale Horseshoe is one of the best, starting and finishing at the foot of Ennerdale water and with its apex at Great Gable. It's about 22 miles and over 8000 ft of ascent - so a pretty hefty day but well worth it.

At the other end of the scale, the Coledale Horseshoe is one of my favourite shortish rounds, which starts from Braithwaite and takes in Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Eel Crag, Sail, then either Outerside and Barrow or Scar Crags and Causey Pike (the latter way being the more satisfying). You could also do a big round of Langdale, starting up Jack's Rake (or not) and taking in the Langdale Pikes, Rosset Pike, Esk Pike, Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and Pike o' Blisco. The Coniston round is great too. Oh and the Mosedale Horseshoe at the head of Wasdale.

Just a few suggestions to be going on with but I'm sure you'll get plenty of ideas from the walk reports on this site. :)
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Re: A Promise Kept

Postby Gordie12 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:19 pm

dav2930 wrote:
Gordie12 wrote:If you read this, any thoughts on a comparable walk I could consider (in the Lakes) for Spring next year???

Glad to oblige Gordie. You'll be spoilt for choice of course! If your trip isn't too early in the spring then you'll have long daylight hours and could consider some big walks. The Ennerdale Horseshoe is one of the best, starting and finishing at the foot of Ennerdale water and with its apex at Great Gable. It's about 22 miles and over 8000 ft of ascent - so a pretty hefty day but well worth it.

At the other end of the scale, the Coledale Horseshoe is one of my favourite shortish rounds, which starts from Braithwaite and takes in Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Eel Crag, Sail, then either Outerside and Barrow or Scar Crags and Causey Pike (the latter way being the more satisfying). You could also do a big round of Langdale, starting up Jack's Rake (or not) and taking in the Langdale Pikes, Rosset Pike, Esk Pike, Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and Pike o' Blisco. The Coniston round is great too. Oh and the Mosedale Horseshoe at the head of Wasdale.

Just a few suggestions to be going on with but I'm sure you'll get plenty of ideas from the walk reports on this site. :)


Cheers dav2930 - really appreciate the info.

I've plenty time to keep an eye out for reports and do my own research but I like the sound of The Ennerdale Horseshoe (I might as well get my money's worth if I'm spending 7-8 hrs in the car).
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Re: A Promise Kept

Postby Alteknacker » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:13 pm

Gordie12 wrote:
....If you read this, any thoughts on a comparable walk I could consider (in the Lakes) for Spring next year???


A couple I've done are:-

Wasdale Head Horseshoe - which you can make as long or as short as you like.

Langdale Pikes horseshoe round to Blisco - again it's a round you can shorten or lengthen more or less at will.

(I did WRs for both these)
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Re: A Promise Kept

Postby Gordie12 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:38 pm

Alteknacker wrote:
Gordie12 wrote:
....If you read this, any thoughts on a comparable walk I could consider (in the Lakes) for Spring next year???


A couple I've done are:-

Wasdale Head Horseshoe - which you can make as long or as short as you like.

Langdale Pikes horseshoe round to Blisco - again it's a round you can shorten or lengthen more or less at will.

(I did WRs for both these)


Thanks Alteknacker, I'll check these out as well.
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