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Greenburn Round from Travellers Rest, Grasmere

Greenburn Round from Travellers Rest, Grasmere


Postby Phooooey » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:25 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Calf Crag, Gibson Knott, Helm Crag, Steel Fell

Date walked: 03/06/2010

Time taken: 4

Distance: 11.7 km

Ascent: 733m

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Travellers Rest, Grasmere - Steel Fell - Calf Crag - Gibson Knott - Helm Crag - Travellers Rest

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The best day of the year so far and as I'd already done 10 days solid on my kitchen I was in need of a little time out and some fresh air. An early start saw me at Travellers Rest for about 9ish and after a stroll through the local roads it was straight into the slow climb up Steel Fell.
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Grassy slopes of Steel Fell
The sun was out already and by the time we reached the ridge top both myself and Damson were sweating buckets.
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Damson getting warm in sun on way up Steel Fell
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Whew !! Its warm
Its a good job we took plenty of fluid as Damson drank about 6lts of water this morning and at only 29cm high thats a lot of water.
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Summit of Steel Fell over looking Thirlmere
The stroll round the ridges through Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and on to Helm Crag was glorious and I returned with a healthy glow from the bright sun and light breeze.
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View towards Calf Crag from Steel Fell
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View to Helm Crag from path between Steel Fell & Calf Crag
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Calf Crag Summit (Damsons 13th Wainwright)
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Helm Crag from Gibson Knott
It was a walk of two halves as I only saw 3 runners for the entirety of the first 3 hrs until around Gibson Knott when I ran into the first of the coach loads that were there for the Lion & Lamb including quite a number of small kids that tried smothering Damson.
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A dog, a lion & a lamb
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Damson on Helm Crag
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Sun seekers on Helm Crag
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Descent from Helm Crag
A thoroughly enjoyable few hours and a walk that I would recommend to all as after the initial climb which is steep in parts, it was view after view for very little effort all finished off with a pint of Hobgoblin from the Travellers.
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Path back to Travellers Rest
Last edited by Phooooey on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:27 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Greenburn Round from Travellers Rest, Grasmere

Postby mountain coward » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:32 pm

Ahhhh - just the very place to seek sun - where there's a nice breeze up a mountain! :D A great round that - haven't done it for years - must get out more! :D
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Re: Greenburn Round from Travellers Rest, Grasmere

Postby susanmyatt » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:54 pm

Nice post, brings back memories when me and hubby did this a couple of years ago, we did post it if you want to compare. It was a bit boggy between Steel Fell and Calf Crag but a lovely day :D
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Re: Greenburn Round from Travellers Rest, Grasmere

Postby fedupofuserids » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:38 pm

Great weather & great pics 8)
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Re: Greenburn Round from Travellers Rest, Grasmere

Postby Phooooey » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:13 pm

Thanks all,
I'm allowed out again this weekend, hope the weathers kind !
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Re: Greenburn Round from Travellers Rest, Grasmere

Postby fedupofuserids » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:49 pm

I noticed last week and this week that there's a lot more visitors on the fells - so summer must be on its way....
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Re: Greenburn Round from Travellers Rest, Grasmere

Postby Phooooey » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:56 pm

Kentmere horseshoe for me next ... but not this weekend.
Another year older and entertaining the troops this weekend !!
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