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Gavel, Blake and Burnbank Fells

Gavel, Blake and Burnbank Fells


Postby A Drunken Taffer » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:23 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Blake Fell, Burnbank Fell, Gavel Fell

Date walked: 28/08/2015

Time taken: 2.75

Distance: 10.4 km

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Set off early in the morning; arriving at Maggies Bridge car park at about 0745. Walked along the bridleway and through High Nook Farm before walking out onto the fells.

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I followed the path around the fell side before following a fence line up the fell and to the summit of Gavel Fell. If you are walking this way take care as the fence has recently been replaced; and there is a lot of old wire from the old fence abandoned on the fell side.

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The view at the summit of Gavel Fell was unfortunatley non existant as the cloud had just settled in. Nevermind!

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I again followed the fence line along the fell side before climbing to the summit of Blake Fell, where I had a brief break in the summit shelter. Quite windy, and lovely views of the inside of a cloud!

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From there I came down from Blake fell, passing Carling Knott and up onto Burnbank Fell. By now the cloud had lifted a bit and I was given some decent views of Loweswater and the tip of Crummock as i descended from Burnbank.

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After a short walk through the woods above Loweswater we arrived at the lake shore, where we wandered along the path back to Maggies Bridge.

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A decent mornings walk, and another three Wainwrights down! 8)
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Re: Gavel, Blake and Burnbank Fells

Postby dav2930 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:05 pm

Nice report with good photos - some quite broody ones there. Shame about the clag but the la'al dog seemed to be having a good time! I'd forgotten what nice looking fells those are. :)
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Re: Gavel, Blake and Burnbank Fells

Postby ChrisW » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:58 pm

Looks like you got the best of the weather just as you got to the end of the day....typical :roll: Still got some lovely shots along the way despite the best attempts of the weather :clap:
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