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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

..and Buckbarrow from the parking area

Looking back down on Greendale and across Wastwater to the screes

Looking north to cloud covered Seatallan from ascent of Middle Fell

Middle Fell summit, no views of the Scafells today though

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

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

Seatallan's trig and big cairn

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

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)

Sellafield visible to the west

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

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

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

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

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

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

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