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Wasdale Wainwright trio - Middle Fell, Seatallan, Buckbarrow

Wasdale Wainwright trio - Middle Fell, Seatallan, Buckbarrow


Postby gld73 » Sat May 15, 2021 11:35 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Buckbarrow, Middle Fell, Seatallan

Hewitts included on this walk: Seatallan

Date walked: 12/05/2021

Time taken: 2.5

Distance: 9.3 km

Ascent: 750m

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Nice, straightforward circular walk from Greendale (home of Joss Naylor!), up Middle Fell, down and up to Seatallan, then along and down to Buckbarrow. Enjoyable walk following a trodden path most of the time, which was useful as I was in cloud for a fair chunk of the route (nice chance to practice map and compass work in a benign environment!). Would probably get spectacular views on a clear day, but still an enjoyable half day out today.

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View of the ascent route up Middle Fell from the parking area at Greendale

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..and Buckbarrow from the parking area

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Looking back down on Greendale and across Wastwater to the screes

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Looking north to cloud covered Seatallan from ascent of Middle Fell

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Middle Fell summit, no views of the Scafells today though

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Descending Middle Fell's northern slopes to Seatallan, coming and going from the cloud

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By the time I was heading up Seatallan and looked back over Greendale Tarn, Middle Fell was smothered in a cloud too

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Seatallan's trig and big cairn

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Took a walk over to the small cairn to the north east too as it looked slightly higher, though maybe it was just marking a good viewpoint on a clearer day

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Most of the easy grassy descent from Seatallan to Cat Bields was in the clag and I couldn't see a thing, but I was out of it by the time I got to the cairn at Glade How (looking back North from it here)

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Sellafield visible to the west

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Buckbarrow summit cairn looking south to Wastwater, Whin Rigg and Illgill Head - views at last...

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...south east, though the Scafells still mainly hidden

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...and north back to the route taken (Middle Fell on the right, Seatallan on the left)

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Herdwick lambs, black at this age, looking nothing like their white legged, white faced, grey woolled parents!

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Descending to Greendale Gill (map says gill rather than ghyll...)

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Looking back up Greendale Gill, with the initial ascent route up Middle Fell on the right

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Reaching Greendale again, no shortage of beautiful dry stone walls in the hamlet
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