Four short walks in the lakes.
by willywalker247 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:06 am
Wainwrights included on this walk: Binsey, Cat Bells, Latrigg, Walla Crag
Date walked: 20/09/2013
Time taken: 6
Distance: 12.16 km
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Day one. Cat bells.
We parked the van in a small pull in at grid ref ny247212 We walked a short distance up hill were we a saw sign marking the start of the path up Cat bells there's not much to say about this walk other then it`s a clear path almost to the summit with just a short scramble to get to the summit. The views from the summit would have been great except for the rain and some hail, but that said it was our first Wainwright, so we were happy.
Day two, Latrigg.
We parked the van in small car park grid ref ny281254 What can I say about this walk other than it`s a very short walk lasting only 45 mins but on a good day weather wise, some great views would be seen.
Day three, Binsey.
We parked the van in a small lay by at grid ref ny235351 This was another easy walk following a grassy path all the way to the summit. With great 360 degree views.
Day four, Walla crag.
We parked the van in a small national trust car park near a small bridge
called ashness bridge. Grid ref ny270196 This path has a couple of steep sections which help you gain height quickly. It then opens up as do the views. On reaching the summit the views would have been fantastic if it was not for the weather, but there were still some great views. Sorry cant post any more pics as i seem to have reached my limit. I know our walks are not awe inspiring but we enjoyed them and intend to visit the lakes again in the new year.
by Sarah86 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:22 am
by willywalker247 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:07 pm
by dunrock » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:15 pm
by willywalker247 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:37 pm
dunrock wrote:We are just back from the lakes, where like you done a lot of short walks. Looks like you got the same weather as us!!!!
It was an easy way of bagging our first few Wainwrights, as for the weather were in the hands of the gods!
by colgregg » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:32 pm
by willywalker247 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:53 pm
colgregg wrote:Did Binsey and Latrigg today as a tag on to a Northern Fells walk. Two easy Wainwrights with exceptional views. Purists might say I should have done Latrigg from Keswick but I'm no purist and if there's an easy way my motto is go for it.
Like wise i`m all for the easy way!