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Four seasons in one day on Far Eastern Fells.
by mamoset » Sat May 19, 2012 11:01 am
Wainwrights included on this walk: Beda Fell, High Raise (Far Eastern Fells), Kidsty Pike, Rampsgill Head, The Knott
Hewitts included on this walk: High Raise (Far Eastern Fells), Rampsgill Head
Date walked: 14/05/2012
Time taken: 9.5
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 1147m2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Deciding where to go in the Lakes is not always the easiest, but as MWIS and MetOffice indicated the Eastern side would have the better of the weather, we headed for Howtown, to climb Rampsgill Head direct and take in a couple of neighbouring fells. We parked at St.Peters Church and followed the road into Martindale, then took the path under Steel Knotts just before Martindale Old Church. The track all along Martindale into Ramps Gill was quite wet and boggy, evidence of the recent rains It started spitting as we headed along here, but there was blue sky evident as well, so it wasn't too much bother This area is well known for its Red Deer and there was plenty of them around today, more than 150 we reckoned. The rain stopped as we hit open land, and it became quite warm. As we started our final ascent, another shower passed over us, but at least it produced a cracking rainbow We headed up the furthest scree chute, exiting just below the summit. From here, we took in High Raise, Kidsty Pike & The Knott in about 40 mins, probably the quickest 4 tops you'll ever do We stopped for lnch below the summit of The Knott, were the temperature really dropped. We took the rough route straight down off The Knott to Hayeswater, were we followed the Gill down to Hartsop Village. We decided not to go Pasture Bottom and carried on through Hartsop to the lower path leading eventually to Boredale Hause. The difference in views was amazing. It was a decent enough track along this route, though the weather was starting to deteriorate. Once over Boredale Hause, the rain set in all the way along Beda Fell, which made it seem a longer walk than it probably was As we began our descent, the rain stopped and the sun began to show It was a straightforward walk down from here, over Winter Crag & The Lodge, before hitting the road and back to the car. With the sun, rain, sleet, bluebells and Autumn colours, we really did get four seasons in one day, but a great walk it turned out to be
by johnkaysleftleg » Sat May 19, 2012 11:13 am
by rdtoward21 » Sat May 19, 2012 6:01 pm
by ChrisW » Sat May 19, 2012 11:06 pm