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Troutbeck Tongue Circuit

Troutbeck Tongue Circuit


Postby andybradbury » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:18 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Troutbeck Tongue

Date walked: 13/09/2020

Time taken: 3

Distance: 10.7 km

Ascent: 300m

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After a hard game of hockey in the morning against Windermere, despite the weather we decided to add Troutbeck Tongue to our Wainwright list.

A good parking spot was found in a roadside pull in just before Limefitt Holiday Park. A short way along the road, a gate on the right gave access to a path at the edge of the field, enabling us to leave the busy road behind. Across a couple of fields we then reached a lovely path down an old tree lined lane leading onto Ing Lane
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. Despite the low cloud covering the higher fells, Troutbeck Tongue was visible in the distance.
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After following Ing Lane to a fork just before he farm,
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we then followed the path across the field signposted High Street which soon joined up with a better track. However, this was soon left behind as a short, steep ascent commenced up the front of Troutbeck Tongue. Once on top of the rocky knoll, after taking in the limited views,
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we continued to follow the path northwards until a track led down connecting with the valley path.

This track was followed
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until we took a left fork to cross Hagg Gill close to a rather impressive stone barn.
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We then followed the obvious track along the valley
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passing Long Green Head as far as the back of Limefitt Holiday Park where a right fork took us a short distance down past the Haybarn Inn and through the holiday park back to the car,
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This is an excellent short Wainwright walk if you only have limited time available or the weather on the higher fells is inclement.
andybradbury
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