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Martindale Circuit

Martindale Circuit


Postby The_Greenman2000 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:27 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Angletarn Pikes, Arthur's Pike, Beda Fell, Bonscale Pike, Brock Crags, High Raise (Far Eastern Fells), Kidsty Pike, Loadpot Hill, Rampsgill Head, Rest Dodd, The Knott, The Nab, Wether Hill

Hewitts included on this walk: High Raise (Far Eastern Fells), Loadpot Hill, Rampsgill Head, Rest Dodd

Date walked: 03/08/2015

Time taken: 10

Distance: 30.5 km

Ascent: 1488m

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My first proper visit to the lakes. Obviously with the family so I can only really get away for 1 day to myself but managed to cram in as much walking as possible. To be honest when I got to the pier I wasn't going to do any more and got the boat back to Pooley Bridge. At that point my feet were killing, and the dog didn't look the best either (well he is almost 13 now).
The weather started off fine but soon a front blew through, the wind picked up and the cloud base lowered. We were ok on Loadpot Hill,
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Loadpot Hill
but by the time we had got to High Raise the mist was down and we couldn't see a thing.
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High Raise - wind in my ears

we decided to wait it out and see if it blew threw, which it did after a bite to eat and the view of Rampsgill Head revealed itself
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View of Rampsgill Head
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Then off we went via Kidsty Pike to Rampsgill
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Rampsgill Head
before heading off to Rest Dodd
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Rest Dodd
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Knackered Duo
via The Knott. We ventured out to The Nab before heading home via Brock Crag, Angeltarn Pikes and Bedd Fell. By then we had both had enough and were just looking for somewhere to a lie down.
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Leave me alone
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The_Greenman2000
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Re: Martindale Circuit

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:14 pm

Well talk about making the most of a day.....damn :shock: Lovely to see an old dog out enjoying the hills, that last shot is perfect, great effort from both of you :D
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Re: Martindale Circuit

Postby The_Greenman2000 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:38 am

Yea, well I don't get to get up in the hill very much these days, so I make the most of it when I do. Was away that week with the family and I get a day to myself normally (apparently its considered bad form to abandon them all for more than one day when on holiday together).
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Location: Devon

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