Dale Head Horseshoe - 5 Wainwrights
by susanmyatt » Sun May 17, 2009 2:19 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Cat Bells, Dale Head, High Spy, Hindscarth, Maiden Moor
Hewitts included on this walk: Dale Head, High Spy, Hindscarth
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As we left Keswick we walked around Derwent Water and got our first sight of the misty Catbells.
As we climb Skelgill Bank, the first rise, we start to get the views over Derwent Water.
Looking across to Little Town and its backdrop.
The gang on the summit of Catbells at 451m.
The view towards Maiden Moor.
There were some great views as the weather cleared.
Yours truly on the way to Maiden Moor
Looking back to Catbells, Derwent Water and Blencathra.
Things never go without a hitch, I was having trouble zipping my waterproofs so it was Commander Conroy to the rescue, what would we do without him
Our third summit was High Spy at 653m.
We then had a bite to eat before tackling the steep summit of Dale Head at 753m.
Our last Wainwright would be Hindscarth at 727m, but there are three Birketts on the way off.
There were now some great views towards the Buttermere valley, where we could see Fleetwith Pike, Haystacks, the High Stile range and Honister's Via Ferrata.
Now we were on the way down, going over High Crags and Scope End.
When we got back to the bottom of Skelgill we still had three miles to Keswick, it was a tired bunch that arrived back at the vehicles, but we had answered some questions about our durability, 15.4 miles in nearly 9 hours, good job we had a good breakfast, here's the proof as the Commander and G.I.Jane tuck in
by Paul Webster » Sun May 17, 2009 6:34 pm
That round - which I've always called the Newlands Round, is probably my favourite walk in the Lake District. OK it has a slightly dull bit after Maiden Moor but Cat Bells deserves its popularity and the Scope End ridge is great too. I've never walked to it from Keswick, though
by susanmyatt » Sun May 17, 2009 6:42 pm
by Paul Webster » Sun May 17, 2009 6:46 pm
by 37lumleyst » Sun May 17, 2009 7:25 pm
Great to read your post about Dale Head – this is an area of the Lakes that I know exceptionally well which makes viewing your report even better. It looks like you had the best of the weather so your ‘Commander’ clearly knows his mountain weather.
Great report Sue – thanks.
by susanmyatt » Mon May 18, 2009 11:27 am
by yokehead » Tue May 19, 2009 7:27 pm
by susanmyatt » Wed May 20, 2009 12:44 pm
by 37lumleyst » Wed May 20, 2009 2:59 pm
susanmyatt wrote:I know many members are our cousins from North of the border and some of the hills are small to them but I think the Lakes is a lovely area.
I would imagine that like most people on this forum that don’t live in Scotland we have to make the best of what is available to us.
I would love to live in the Highlands but there again; the English lakes are a cracking substitute none the less
Good luck with the 24 miler too - looking forwards to that report already
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