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Winter morning on Murton Fell and Pike

Winter morning on Murton Fell and Pike


Postby Broggy1 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:11 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Murton Fell

Date walked: 02/01/2017

Time taken: 1.4

Distance: 8.8 km

Ascent: 518m

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After staying New Years Day in Long Marton I was ready to come home, watch the footy and get ready for work the day after.

However the weather was so good it seemed a crime not to head up something in the morning and Murton Fell and Murton Pike fitted the bill.

Excellent winter walking with more snow in the Pennines than the Lakes.

1 Murton Pike Trig.JPG
Trig Point on Murton Pike looking to the Lakeland skyline. Reached by a steep climb around Murton Crag (too icy to take the scrambling step today).


2 Murton Fell from the PIke.JPG
Murton Fell from Murton Pike. A real shame the Pike didn't outgrow the Fell here.


3 Cloud around Roman Fell.JPG
A passing bit of cloud flutters over Roman Fell


4 Mickle Fell from Murton Fell.JPG
Mickle Fell from a snowy Murton Fell


5 Heading back towards the pike.JPG
Heading back towards the Pike


6 And again.JPG
Pike ahead again


7 Good path around Murton Pike.JPG
There's a great path around the flanks of the Pike back to Murton


8 Roman Fell.JPG
Roman Fell looking terrific
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