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The Place (Fell) to be on a lovely morning.

The Place (Fell) to be on a lovely morning.


Postby mamoset » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:42 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Angletarn Pikes, Place Fell

Hewitts included on this walk: Place Fell

Date walked: 03/02/2015

Time taken: 3.75

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 660m

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With a good morning, but not so good afternoon forecast, i chose to visit Place Fell, as i hadn't been there since 2009. Roads were surprisingly clear and ice-free as i parked at Patterdale School, with the temp showing -5oC :shock: Quickly kitted up and headed past Side Farm on the way up to Boredale Hause.
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The views soon opened up in all directions with excellent clarity.
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Boredale Hause was soon reached, though Place Fell was still mostly in the shade for now,
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As was Angletarn Pikes.
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St.Sunday and friends looked tempting :)
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Over to the Far Eastern Fells looked almost monochrome in the shade :shock:
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The Pennines with Cross Fell looked close because it was so clear, though the cloud would engulf their tops by dinner time!!
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Approaching the summit of Place Fell, Skiddaw (just) and Blencathra came into view.
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Place Fell
Having taken a snap or two :? i retraced my steps back to Boredale to ascend Angletarn Pikes.
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With bright sunlight keeping me warm, it was a fairly easy plod across to the Pikes.
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Angle Tarn from smaller Pike
As the tarn is only visible from the smaller Pike, i went there first before nipping onto the 567m Pike before making my way back to the car.
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As predicted, the cloud was building up strongly from the N & E, so i was happy i only did a morning walk :lol:
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St. Patricks Church
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Re: The Place (Fell) to be on a lovely morning.

Postby mike202 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:07 am

Nice little walk in great conditions. I know what you mean about the scenery looking monochrome this time of year, I was thinking that about the pics on my last report. How long will the snow last ?

Nice pic of Middle Dodd behind Brothers Water :)
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Re: The Place (Fell) to be on a lovely morning.

Postby mamoset » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:10 pm

Cheers Mike, lets hope the snow stays for a little while longer, then roll on summer 8)
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Re: The Place (Fell) to be on a lovely morning.

Postby simon-b » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:56 pm

Great views from those two hills, mamoset. The Far Eastern Fells are a nice place to be on a clear day during a snowy winter.
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Re: The Place (Fell) to be on a lovely morning.

Postby mamoset » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:54 pm

simon-b wrote:Great views from those two hills, mamoset. The Far Eastern Fells are a nice place to be on a clear day during a snowy winter.

You've got that right Simon, was a belter 8)
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Re: The Place (Fell) to be on a lovely morning.

Postby ChrisW » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:03 pm

Sometimes it pays to get up in the morning and man, is this one of those times. Beautiful shots of a wonderful part of the country :clap:
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Re: The Place (Fell) to be on a lovely morning.

Postby mamoset » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:40 pm

ChrisW wrote:Sometimes it pays to get up in the morning and man, is this one of those times. Beautiful shots of a wonderful part of the country :clap:

Hey Chris, you're right there :D
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