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Yarlside, Kensgriff and Randygill Top

Yarlside, Kensgriff and Randygill Top


Postby andy63 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:20 am

Hewitts included on this walk: Randygill Top, Yarlside

Date walked: 04/11/2013

Time taken: 4

Distance: 9.2 km

Ascent: 841m

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I managed to take advantage of a rare day of sunny weather ( it hardly seems to have stopped raining in the last few weeks ) to climb these hills on the eastern side of the Howgill Fells.


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I started from near the Cross Keys inn -now a café/b&b - on the road between Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen. There doesn't seem to be a path up to the top of Yarlside, so it was a bit of a slog up the steep grassy slope to the summit.
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Yarlside summit


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Lake District from Yarlside


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View from Yarlside


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Cautley Spout


I had planned to head straight from Yarlside towards Kensgriff but the way down looked too steep so I retraced my steps and went down to join the path which heads up to the saddle.Fromthe saddle there's a good path up to the top of Kensgriff.

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Kensgriff


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Kensgriff summit (574m)


From there it was a straightforward walk along a slightly boggy ridge and up to the summit of Randygill Top.

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Randygill Top


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North Pennines from Randygill Top


I climbed Kensgriff a second time on the way back as this seemed like the easiest route.

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North face of Yarlside


Unfortunately the good weather didn't last- it had started raining again before I got back home.
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Re: Yarlside, Kensgriff and Randygill Top

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:02 pm

A great part of the world. The way down from Yarlside to the col with Kensgriff isn't to bad as long as you take your time and are prepared for a bit of scree surfing.
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