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SOUR HOWES/SALLOWS & ARMBOTH

SOUR HOWES/SALLOWS & ARMBOTH


Postby susanmyatt » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:16 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Armboth Fell, Sallows, Sour Howes

Date walked: 14/10/2009

Distance: 12 km

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HELLO AGAIN, FOR SOME REASON IT WON'T LET ME PUT THE 3 PEAKS IN THE WAINWRIGHT BOX, ONLY ONE COMES UP :D Another early start to get a parking space just before Troutbeck Church and we were off up the Garburn Road.
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Garburn Road
It was a misty morning as we looked towards the Kirkstone Pass and Troutbeck Tongue
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Troutbeck Tongue
We were heading for Sour Howes, on the Wainwright hunt
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Sour Howes
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Leaving hubby behind
After a bit of cross country and checking the satmap for the spot height we reached the top of Sour Howes, it seems people use the rock outcrop about 20 yards further on but the gps showed this as the high point, we went both anyway just to make sure :lol:
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Sour Howes summit
Then it was on to Sallows and we could see the Kentmere circuit popping through the clouds
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Kentmere Circuit
As we reached Sallows through the bog we saw a first for us on a Lakes summit, a cow :D perhaps she was Wainwright bagging as well.
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Highest cow ?
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Sallows summit
We then descened back down to the Garburn Road
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Garburn Road below
On our descent we could see the quarrying activity of past years
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Quarrying on the Garburn Road


ARMBOTH FELL 16/10/09

The last day of our holidays we wanted a quick walk as we were going to Grasmere for a cream tea but a serious accident shut the Ambleside to Grasmere road from 2.00am until after dinner so we had to drive right around. We set off from Armboth car park and up the gill,the views got better as we climbed, back to Thirlmere, the Dodds, Helvellyn etc and as we got higher we could see High Tove and High Seat, anyone doing this be prepared for wet feet as the area is very boggy as we knew from a couple of weeks ago
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Looking back to Thirlmere
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The Dodds etc
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Our ascent route
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Armboth summit with High Seat behind
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Helvellyn behind from Armboth
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Great views on the descent
Last edited by susanmyatt on Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: SOUR HOWES/SALLOWS & ARMBOTH

Postby mountain coward » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:56 am

Oo-err - Armboth Fell after the 'summer' we've had! Very boggy! I did it after one of rare dry summers and it was a treat of a walk but it's renowned for being very bad otherwise!

Maybe the Wainwrights are listed under their other names, i.e. Sallows = Kentmere Pike, Sour Howes = Applethwaite Common? I can't remember as It's a while since I filled in my Wainwrights...

Hope that poor moo wasn't on her own - if she was, she definitely shouldn't have been there!
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Re: SOUR HOWES/SALLOWS & ARMBOTH

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:08 pm

No the names are there but seem to cancel the other ones out, as for Daisy she was on her own but didn't seem upset, although come milking time :?
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Re: SOUR HOWES/SALLOWS & ARMBOTH

Postby Paul Webster » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:30 pm

Sorry susan the names thing was caused by a change we were loading up - it is working ok now. Looked very early-wintery on the first half of your report - glad it was better for day 2.
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Re: SOUR HOWES/SALLOWS & ARMBOTH

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:36 pm

Cheers Paul, husband thought he was doing something wrong, thanks for a great site :D
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