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A Riggindale round.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:44 pm
by mamoset

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I hadn't been to the Lakes since completing the second round of Wainwrights, so with an OK forecast, I headed for Mardale Head, to take in 7 summits around Riggindale. It was pretty cold as I set off, so it was all skins on :lol: I followed the track to The Rigg and down to Bowderthwaite Bridge. Climbed up to Kidsty Howe, where I hit the snow line, then continued up to be met by a pair of Ravens on Kidsty Pike. From here, you quickly take in High Raise, Rampsgill Head & The Knott, before climbing up past Short Stile and onto High Street. I continued on to Thornthwaite Crag, before back tracking a bit to go up Mardale Ill Bell. Headed down then, to Nan Bield Pass, before following Small Water Beck back to the car.
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Harter Fell just after the bridge over Mardale Beck.
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Wide angle view, from Rough Crag to Kidsty Pike.
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Short Stile, Twopenny Crag & Kidsty Pike.
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Rough Crag to Long Stile.
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Up to High Street.
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Across Caspel Gate to Mardale Ill Bell.
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Kidsty Pike summit.
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High Raise summit.
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Helvellyn range.
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Looking down Ramps Gill.
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Fairfield range shrouded in cloud.
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Rampsgill Head summit.
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The Knott summit.
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High Street to Thornthwaite Crag.
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Across Caspel Gate to Branstree & Harter Fell.
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Wide angle Riggindale.
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High Street summit.
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Moody looking Ill Bell & Froswick.
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Thornthwaite Crag summit beacon.
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Yoke, Ill Bell & Froswick.
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Mardale Ill Bell summit.
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Looking down Haweswater.
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Small Water.

Re: A Riggindale round.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:40 am
by simon-b
A great place at this time of year. There are lots of fine ways up and down those hills from Mardale Head in just a small area.

Re: A Riggindale round.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:21 am
by ChrisW
Cracking round in winter Mamoset, those morning shots early on are fantastic :clap:

Re: A Riggindale round.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:03 am
by mamoset
Hey simon, Chris, i class this area as my home area as it's closest and easiest for the better looking fells. Don't think i've had a bad walk round here :clap: :lol: