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Loadpot Hill to Arthur's Pike
by nigheandonn » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:11 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill
Hewitts included on this walk: Loadpot Hill
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I couldn't face heading straight up the side of Wether Hill and took the path that slants over towards High Kop. Once on the top it was flat and pretty easy walking, but very very windy. I ate my lunch lying in the grass on Loadpot Hill, in order not to blow away.
The views were to the North Pennines on one side, and the the point where the Northern Fells run out and the Cumbrian farmlands begin on the other.
Loadpot Hill is decorated with boundary stones.
Bonscale Pike is decorated with towers - easy to find, but slightly nerve-racking to get to in the strong wind. The summit wasn't so easy to find, as there's no obvious highest point before the slope up to Loadpot Hill begins.
Arthur's Pike has a much more obvious top, but also provided me with a hole to stick my foot in and fall over - no real harm done, though.
From here it was all downhill towards Pooley Bridge, with a detour to the Cockpit stone circle, over a very small ford to match the very small bridge from the beginning of the day.
Pooley bridge provided me with juice, ice cream and a river to paddle in all, much needed, as well as the bus to Penrith, where I had time for a bit of prowling round before catching the train north again.
by AJNicholls » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:14 pm
I was up on this route (plus Steel Knotts) last week. Loadpot Hill was covered in mist that day. Survived the excursion though.
by ChrisW » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:29 pm
Enjoyed this, cheers
by nigheandonn » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:52 pm
by garyhortop » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:55 pm
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