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Two of AW's W's
by DaveB1 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:13 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Hopegill Head, Whinlatter, Whiteside
Hewitts included on this walk: Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Whiteside
Date walked: 07/10/2012
Time taken: 5.5
Distance: 10.84 km
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Jim and I got lucky with the weather on this first Sunday in October 2012. The plan was to climb Whinlatter then hop in the car and go round to Lanthwaite Green to nip up (ha ha!) Whiteside.
As it turned out the weather was stunning and we reached the NT Whinlatter Forest Park Car Park well before most other mortals were out of their pit. I’d seen the start of the walk from a photo and we walked along the road a bit before finding the stile/gate which took us up on to the fell. In true Lakes fashion a steep but short pull up got us on to the ridge leading to the summit, a photo on the way up and one from the summit says it all.
The summit was some what underwhelming but the views all around great; it may be the Isle of Man in the far distance on this one.
We wandered back down, through the forest this time and back to the car leaving just as the car park was starting to fill up with mountain bikers and others.
A short drive down the other side to Lanthwaite Farm and managed to get a spot in the car park before setting off for the narrow ridge of Whiteside facing us.
I took these photos because last time Jim and I were here (May and June 2012) we couldn’t see a bl***y thing and it’s always nice to see where you’ve been even though it could have been anywhere on the planet at the time we did them.
It looked steep on the map and didn’t disappoint, Jim found himself chasing a nine-year-old whilst I was being out climbed by a four year old girl (Oh the shame!) made her Mum and Dad laugh though.
The path turned out to be a really nice one with drops on both sides a good and unexpected ridge.
The ridge along to Hopegill Head was good and as more folk arrived we piled off down to the top of Gasgale Gill (Coledale Hause) found a nice spot by the beck and sunbathed , yes it was hot!, had our butties and a chat to a fellow walker.
Gasgale Gill was a pleasant and interesting walk back to the car along a good path, all in all a great day.
by ChrisW » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:30 am
by DaveB1 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:17 am
ChrisW wrote:Lovely stuff Dave and great to see a few shots of the sunshine, keep the catch ups coming
Just one left Chris, snow this time.
by SusieThePensioner » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:30 pm
Not many to complete now
by DaveB1 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:04 pm
SusieThePensioner wrote:Some lovely views and the ridge is a great walk
Not many to complete now
Thanks for the comments Susie, got a final 'catch up' report and the most recent one. Keep watching! Dave
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