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Cat Bells, Maiden moor, High Spy, from Nichol End

Cat Bells, Maiden moor, High Spy, from Nichol End


Postby ChrisG » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:27 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Cat Bells, High Spy, Maiden Moor

Hewitts included on this walk: High Spy

Date walked: 24/07/2011

Time taken: 5

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 823m

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Laid in bed unable to sleep I decided the only cure for my insomnia was a good walk, so at four thirty I set off for Keswick and by six thirty I had my boots on and was ready for off. I had parked the car just outside the entrance to Nichol End marine about ten yards further up the road I picked up the Cumbria Way as it entered the woodland. I followed the clear path all the way up to the summit of Cat Bells without seeing another walker :D. I continued on only deviating from the path to take in the views over the lake from Black crag. Following the path again a left turn takes you down through the disused Rigghead Quarries. My Intention from here was to do Castle crag Before catching the boat back to the starting point, unfortunately I twisted my knee coming down through the quarries quite badly and spent the next three hours limping back to the village of Grange where a very Kind local couple gave me a lift back to the car. All in all despite the knee I had a wonderful day walking.


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Re: Cat Bells, Maiden moor, High Spy, from Nichol End

Postby skuk007 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:25 pm

Looks like a nice route Chris - shame about the knee though.
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Re: Cat Bells, Maiden moor, High Spy, from Nichol End

Postby ChrisG » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:17 pm

skuk007 wrote:Looks like a nice route Chris - shame about the knee though.

Thanks. Going to add a few pictures over the next few days. Was a great route shame a couldn't finish the complete circle. Knee is ok now thanks I don,t think there's any lasting damage :D
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Re: Cat Bells, Maiden moor, High Spy, from Nichol End

Postby Penguin » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:55 pm

Thats a nice walk and a good cure for insomnia. Hope the knee doesn't keep you out of action for too long.

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