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Hart Fell, early morning, electricity and bracken

Hart Fell, early morning, electricity and bracken


Postby vixana » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:39 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Hart Fell

Donalds included on this walk: Cape Law, Hart Fell, Swatte Fell, Under Saddle Yoke

Date walked: 23/11/2014

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 14.6 km

Ascent: 1109m

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Doing a walk like this in November meant an early morning start. Left home at 5.15am and started walking in dusk, was hoping for a glorious sunrise, didn't happen :( .
The morning mist gradually cleared and all was fine until meeting the electric fence just after Under Saddle Yoke, which my partner assured me was switched off! Hmm thanks, mind you the jolt relieved any lingering remnants of sleep :lol:
As the sun came out, the views just kept getting better, but the wind was icy on the tops. We were going to fit in Whitehope Heights too, but decided to have a leisurely stroll instead. Stopped for a nice hot cup of tea between Cape Law and Hart Fell, out of the wind, beautiful peaceful place, I could have stayed all day.
But no it was back to the hills and the next electric fence, this time with no stile, or should I say no style, because that's how I got over. Then down hill all the way, slipping and stumbling and fighting the clinging bracken, boy was I glad to get down, very hard descent. Totally knackered, but very happy, fantastic views, brilliant walk.
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Re: Hart Fell, early morning, electricity and bracken

Postby PeteR » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:47 pm

This is a nice round :D There really are some cracking hills in the Lowlands too :D

I too have experienced the jolt from that electric fence :lol: When I was a kid my mates and I would grab electric fences for "fun", but that's because we were young and foolish. I'm older now and it gave this middle aged man a bit of shock Under Saddle Yoke :lol:
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Re: Hart Fell, early morning, electricity and bracken

Postby kevsbald » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:16 pm

Great - a very under-rated round IMHO
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