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4 Wainwrights from Whinlatter

PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:40 pm
by canisp
Barf, Lords Seat, Broom Fell and Graystones
OS Map Number 89 or 90
Start Grid Ref 208245, Whinlatter visitor centre
Distance walked 14 km’s
Height Gain 750 metres
12 April 2009

I left the car around 8:15 am from the Whinlatter visitor centre and followed a forest trail to Barf, just a minor bump but a great viewpoint for Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw.

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From Barf looking north across Bassenthwaite Lake to Binsey

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From Barf looking north across Bassenthwaite Lake to Binsey

After resting a while i carried on, going over Lords Seat to reach Broom Fell, another minor peak but with a summit cairn over six feet high.

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The summit cairn of Broom Fell, looking north

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The summit cairn of Broom Fell, looking west

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Looking back to Broom Fell, from the route to Graystones

A little over half an hour after leaving Broom Fell i reached the summit of Graystones. The weather was perfect, a gentle breeze under blue skies with cotton wool clouds drifting by.

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From Graystones looking to Skiddaw

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From Graystones looking to Skiddaw

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The summit cairn of Broom Fell, looking to Lords Seat

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On the way to Lords Seat

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From Lords Seat looking to the Helvellyn range

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From Lords Seat looking to Skiddaw, Barf is the small peak just below centre

Some days i do circular routes but today i reversed my outward route back, first over Broom Fell to Lords Seat, where i spent over 1 hour on the summit eating, chatting and taking in the views. After a short walk and another stop on Barf i followed the forest trail back to the car.

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From Barf looking north across Bassenthwaite Lake to Binsey

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Looking past the summit of Barf to Keswick and Derwent Water

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In the forest

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In the forest

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Keswick, Derwent Water and the Helvellyn range

Re: 4 Wainwrights from Whinlatter

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:52 am
by Paul Webster
Really stunning photos and great weather - I want a day like that (I should stop moaning, just had a great day round Elgol)

I've never walked the Whinlatter Fells and they look a great way to avoid the crowds judging by your photos - the paths don't look too eroded either. The views of Bassenthwaite from Barf look superb. Hope you had a good easter.