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3 quick Wainrights

3 quick Wainrights


Postby andy63 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:11 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Cold Pike, Hard Knott, Lingmoor Fell

Hewitts included on this walk: Cold Pike

Date walked: 28/11/2012

Time taken: 5.3

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 854m

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Part1: Lingmoor Fell


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Distance 2.8km, ascent 263m, time taken 1h15m.

I started from the expensive car park at Blea Tarn (£3.40 for 2 hours) From Blea Tarn House there's a good path all the way up, although it's quite steep - I had to stop a couple of times to get my breath.
Although it isn't a very big hill the summit is an excellent viewpoint (on a good day).
Some views from Lingmoor Fell:
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Bowfell and Langdale Pikes

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Eastern Fells

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Windermere


From Blea Tarn I drove over the steep and narrow Wrynose Pass and up to the top of the even steeper and narrower Hardnose Pass for the next hill.

Part2: Hard Knott


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Distance 2.5km, ascent 263m, time taken 1h10m.

The path starts near a pile of stones at the top of the pass.It seemed like a clear path all the way up but on the way down the path seemed to disappear and I ended up going the wrong way down a steep muddy hillside.
From the top of Hard Knott I could see the Isle of Man quite clearly, but it doesn't really show in the photo.
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Irish Sea from Hard Knott

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Sca Fell

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Hard Knott Roman fort


It was still quite early after climbing those two,so I drove back down the Hardknott Pass and up to the top of the Wrynose to try another hill (or two).

Part3: Cold Pike


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Distance 4.75km, ascent 371m, time taken 2h.

The path starts from a big stone with 'Lancashire' written on it (this used to be the boundary before they changed the counties).There is a direct path from here to Cold Pike but I missed it,and the good stony path I followed went to the wrong side of Red Tarn, so I had to carry on up toward Crinkle Crags before turning back to climb Cold Pike.
Views from Cold Pike:

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Crinkle Crags

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Pike of Blisco

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Cold Pike summit


If I'd had more time I could have walked across to the top of Pike o'Blisco before going back down to the Wrynose Pass.Unfortunately I wasn't sure if I could do that before it went dark, so I had to leave Pike o Blisco for another time.
The direct path down from Cold Pike was very boggy and indistinct (which is probably why I missed it on the way up.)

A good day out and another 3 in the bag :) .I'd recommend Lingmoor Fell in particular for anyone looking for a short walk with good views.
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Re: 3 quick Wainrights

Postby ChrisW » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:15 am

wow, beautiful photos Andy. Cracking weather and a dusting of snow on the peaks....what more could you want, all three of these look pretty damn good to me :D
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Re: 3 quick Wainrights

Postby colgregg » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:35 pm

I could see it was a great day In the lakes yesterday. I was on grey nag in the north pennines and the views were fantastic all round
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Re: 3 quick Wainrights

Postby garyhortop » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:28 am

Wow...looks like a really good day out and some amazing views there! Well done Andy you picked the right day for it!! :D
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