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by sipatterson3899 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:25 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Crinkle Crags
Hewitts included on this walk: Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags South Top, Shelter Crags
Date walked: 12/11/2009
Time taken: 6
Distance: 13 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The weather report for today was good for the morning and in the afternoon, wind and rain was due to roll in and would stay for the remainder of the day!
We started at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Pub and headed out towards The Band.
From here we headed along the path to Stool end Farm and then hugged the foot of the Band around Oxendale beck before we reached Whorneyside Force...
We decided to stay with the beck until we reached the falls and took a few pics
Then scrambled up the steep hillside to rejoin the path which took us up the side of Hell Gill
From here we headed up Buscoe Sike for 3 Tarns
We stopped at 3 Tarns for Lunch and the headed off up the Crinkles
Unfortunately by this time the weather had set in and photos were both pointless and I didn't want to get the camera wet! We went down the Bad Step which was interesting going down and we ended up jumping down!!
We headed down to Oxendale beck from Red Tarn and via Browney Gill. Almost at the bottom and Dave did the inevitable - 5 points of contact!!
A fantastic Day topped off with a half of the finest local ale!
Shame it was so wet.
- mountain coward
by sipatterson3899 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:25 pm
by susanmyatt » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:49 pm
by colgregg » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:26 pm
I suffered similar confusion to you when heading for Gable earlier on in the year. I hit fog approaching Brandreth, once there my body's "compass" made be think i was heading North away from Gable, Had I not had an actual compass with me I'd have turned around heading "south" and would have found my self back at Honister feeling pretty stupid. A prime example of how confusing fog can be and the importance of a good compass.
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