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Helvellyn Round from Glenridding
by Phooooey » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:25 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Catstyecam, Helvellyn, Raise, White Side
Hewitts included on this walk: Catstyecam, Helvellyn, Raise, White Side
Date walked: 06/11/2011
Time taken: 4.5
Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 1122mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The missus was at work today, fortunately it was setting up a wedding at the "Inn On The Lake" in Glenridding giving Damson & I the perfect excuse to run into the surrounding hills. Quick plans were drawn up for Glenridding Dodd & Sheffield Pike but after walking up to the YMCA at the disused mine (Glenridding Valley) I decided to push on towards Sticks Pass by taking the right most path and up onto Raise passing "the chimney" and the Ski Lift.
A wander along the ridge and over White Side leads to the steep little climb up Helvellyn Lower Man and then onto the bigger sister. Pictures on the way up mainly consisted of Swirral Edge as this was our descent route and onto Catstyecam.
We then came back onto the edge and down to Red Tarn before descending to the "Hole In The Wall" and down the rock steps towards Patterdale. We completed the walk by hopping up through the woods and past Lantys Tarn which holds 2 great memories for me.
Firstly our first Golden Retriever was named Lanty after this tarn (followed by Buscoe also named after a tarn in the District) and secondly, my father used to take us on summer walking camps in the lakes and we camped at Lantys Tarn when I was about 8. We pitched the tent on the little grass hump at the back of the tarn and as it rained overnight we just about got away with not having to abandon camp as the waters rose.
The walk was finished off with a pint of Copper Dog in the Ramblers bar and then a lovely Steak Pie in Ratchers along the road.
I've been trying out a few panoramic photos in the last few weeks so today was full of them. Posted a few here. Hope you like.
by colgregg » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:38 pm
by Phooooey » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:14 am
by L-Hiking » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:04 pm
by Phooooey » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:24 pm
Damson has now had nearly 2 years of being asked to STAY for a picture that she sometimes knows where to stand herself. She gets the odd biscuit now and again to encourage her. I couldn't ask for a better dog really. She didn't really like being plonked on top of the trig point tho.
We've been extremely lucky since getting her from a dog home and she's been my shadow ever since. She doesn't chase other animals and never wanders off too far when up in the hills.