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Ullswaters southern Wainwrights.

Ullswaters southern Wainwrights.


Postby PauloUK77 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:41 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill

Hewitts included on this walk: Loadpot Hill

Date walked: 04/06/2010

Time taken: 3

Distance: 12 km

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This is just a short report on 3 Wainwrights I bagged from the campsite I was staying at (Parkfoot near Pooley Bridge).From the campsite there is direct access to the fells via Aik Beck.
I then headed for Arthurs Pike which has dramatic views of Ullswater to the north,from there i took a heading to Bonscale Pike.There was a deep scare to negotiate on route to Bonscale Pike which added some interest and a little scramble.
There are a couple of strange towers on Bonscale Pike on the northern slope towards Ullswater.From Bonscale Pike i took a bearing to Loadpot Hill which seemed further away then the map suggested.
The walk over to Loadpot offered some good views over to Helvellyn it was a little hazy due to excessive heat.What I really enjoyed about this walk was the lack of other people in this area even on a half term weekend.

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Heading towards Arthurs Pike.

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Last push to Arthurs Pike summit.

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Looking west along Ullswater from Arthurs Pike summit.

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Bonscale Pike from Arthurs Pike.

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The Towers on Bonscale Pike.

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Loadpot Hill from Bonscale Pike

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Towards Arthurs Pike from Bonscale Pike summit.

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Loadpot Hill

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Loadpot Hill
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PauloUK77
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Posts: 324
Munros:2   Corbetts:3
Grahams:1   
Sub 2000:12   Hewitts:34
Wainwrights:27   
Joined: Nov 30, 2009
Location: Cleethorpes Lincolnshire

Re: Ullswaters southern Wainwrights.

Postby susanmyatt » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:05 pm

Thanks for the report Paulo, hope to visit these in October :D
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Re: Ullswaters southern Wainwrights.

Postby PauloUK77 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:36 pm

I hope you have as enjoyable time as i did Susan.
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Posts: 324
Munros:2   Corbetts:3
Grahams:1   
Sub 2000:12   Hewitts:34
Wainwrights:27   
Joined: Nov 30, 2009
Location: Cleethorpes Lincolnshire

Re: Ullswaters southern Wainwrights.

Postby mountain coward » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:03 am

Haven't done those for years and years! :( Like those towers on Bonscale Pike - you've got a good pic of them there :D We didn't go into the gill between Arthurs & Bonscale Pikes, we contoured round it so we didn't have any scrambling...
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