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High Street 2012 and a bothy visit.

High Street 2012 and a bothy visit.


Postby JonAksel » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:31 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Harter Fell (Far Eastern Fells), High Street, Mardale Ill Bell

Hewitts included on this walk: Harter Fell (Far Eastern Fells), High Street

Date walked: 06/04/2012

Time taken: 22

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 1039m

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Easter 2012.

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I stopped in Carlisle to see if I could find a good map of the Lake District. Nice city centre anyway.
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Then I found the way to Mardale.
Some newly fallen snow over the hills in northern parts of England.
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Haweswater Reservoir.
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The full moon is rising.
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A well made English wall.
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This was my first time to visit a bothy, and it was a wee bit late. I was imagining there to be a lot of people,
as it was easter. Some grilling on the fireplace, some people maybe already half way into the dessert, maybe some of the elderly people nipping to a whisky in front of the fireplace telling stories from the good old days, and a smell of cigar in the air.
A little worried to disturb the party, I carefully knocked the door. Hodi, hodi.....
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Not a single soul in there. I checked all the rooms if it was really true.
Then I relaxed with my crime novel in the light of a candle in a supercomfortable chair.
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Next morning I wanted to make a round in the English mountains.
Bye to Mosedale Cottage.
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A glimpse of Haweswater again.
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One of the summits. I think it is Harter Fell with Yoke, Bell and Froswick as background.
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View from Harter Fell to the Bell.
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A twisting path.
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Me again.
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Backview to Windermere
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The summit of High Street.
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Blea Water.
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The eastern ridge of High Street.
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English agricultural landscape.
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It's beautyful in the Lake District.
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Re: High Street 2012 and a bothy visit.

Postby ChrisW » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:17 am

A fine report Jon, you did well to get that bothy to yourself :shock: Nice to see a bit of white on the hills, I found some of my own yesterday for the first time this season, .winter is already looking in and its not even autumn yet :roll: love that first shot of Carlisle....almost makes me homesick.
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