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Helm Cragg,Gibsons Knott,Calf Cragg & Steel Fell

Helm Cragg,Gibsons Knott,Calf Cragg & Steel Fell


Postby ChrisG » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:28 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Calf Crag, Gibson Knott, Helm Crag, Steel Fell

Date walked: 14/01/2012

Time taken: 5

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 756m

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Well this one was a wonderful walk fantastic clear blue skys as you can see from the pictures. Had a great days walking. One thing I would say though the bog between calf cragg and steel fel would of been hard going but for the frosty conditions.


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first climb


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long shadows


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perfect blue


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looks more like a lizard than a lion


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Helm cragg yes we made it to the top lol


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our route stretched out in front of us


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gibsons knot, i think


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route to calf cragg


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route to steel fell


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view from steel fell towards thirlmire


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route off the fell still blue skys
Last edited by ChrisG on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Helm Cragg,Gibsons Knott,Calf Cragg & Steel Fell

Postby L-Hiking » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:09 pm

:? Nice one Chris, one of my favorites that walk, did you get to the top of the Howitzer?
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Re: Helm Cragg,Gibsons Knott,Calf Cragg & Steel Fell

Postby ChrisG » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:16 pm

Luvhiking wrote::? Nice one Chris, one of my favorites that walk, did you get to the top of the Howitzer?


Yes all three of us made it to the top, I'm not good with coming back down though, so i'm still up there with my lap top lol. Joking aside I'm not always good with heights but this wasn't to bad
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Re: Helm Cragg,Gibsons Knott,Calf Cragg & Steel Fell

Postby SusieThePensioner » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:51 pm

Thats always a great walk to do and, what a day, some brilliant photos :thumbup:

Have also done a version of the walk by catching the bus to the top of Dunmail and going up Steel Fell, then coming back down via Helm Crag :D
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Re: Helm Cragg,Gibsons Knott,Calf Cragg & Steel Fell

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:38 pm

Couldn't get the the Lakes this weekend as I was on call :evil: :( bloody stupid job.
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Re: Helm Cragg,Gibsons Knott,Calf Cragg & Steel Fell

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:33 pm

Stunning photos Chris, what the heck is going on over there with the weather :shock: whatever it is, its good to see people taking advantage of it on wonderful walks like this one :D
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Re: Helm Cragg,Gibsons Knott,Calf Cragg & Steel Fell

Postby ChrisG » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:46 pm

ChrisW wrote:Stunning photos Chris, what the heck is going on over there with the weather :shock: whatever it is, its good to see people taking advantage of it on wonderful walks like this one :D


Not sure about the weather very strange, although I think clear frosty days are part of the british winter, it has been very mild
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Re: Helm Cragg,Gibsons Knott,Calf Cragg & Steel Fell

Postby simon-b » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:06 pm

Always a good walk, that one.

Next time on Helm Crag I'm definitely doing the Howitzer, always missed it before.
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