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5 Days in the Lakes - Day 1 Glaramara

5 Days in the Lakes - Day 1 Glaramara

Postby stevesey » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:16 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Allen Crags, Glaramara

Hewitts included on this walk: Allen Crags, Glaramara, Red Beck Top (Glaramara South Top)

Date walked: 23/09/2013

Time taken: 6

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 900m

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Day one - the target was Bowfell from Seathwaite via Glaramara (Hind Crag up) and Allen Crags, Esk Pike. Things didn't quite go to plan as the Hind Crag route up is a pretty steep slog and one of our group realised that he wasn't as fit as he used to be. Cloud didn't lift either, so no one was that disappointed to turn right after Allen Crags and head back via Grains Gill.

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A quick Wainwright reading at the summit pointed out the good, well cairned, path between Glaramara and Allen Crags - this obviously wasn't the one we took initially (there are two on the map) as we managed to walk off of it between Looking Steads and Red Beck Top. :? Phone with ViewRanger quickly put us right.

Photos here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106459429880001195754/albums/5929910675623003681

And route: http://my.viewranger.com/track/details/NTMzMzY1 (viewranger tried to add picassa photos to the track but there seems to be a timezone issue somewhere so they are an hour or two out!)
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Re: 5 Days in the Lakes - Day 1 Glaramara

Postby Ibex » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:28 pm

This walk is on my to do list.
Did Allan Crags in a round of Rosthwaite Pike, Esk Pike, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags a while back. It was an extremely claggy and windy day though.

Wouldn't mind visiting Allen crags summit again.

Nice photo's. Looks like you had an ok day for it as well.
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