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The Northern Ennerdale tops

The Northern Ennerdale tops


Postby The_Greenman2000 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:13 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Great Borne, High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere), Starling Dodd

Hewitts included on this walk: Great Borne, High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere), Starling Dodd

Date walked: 01/10/2015

Time taken: 7

Distance: 19.2 km

Ascent: 1318m

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Day three of out dash to the Lakes....still baking up here but even after two good walks the previous two days it would be rude to NOT do another one, although my nose is starting to peel now. generally though everyone is in good health and ready to tackle some more ascent.
Off to Ennerdale we go, with a steep, hard but fun ascent up to Great Bourne, via a stream gully,
Up Great Bourne.jpg
First climb

but a great view at the top and it looks like one of the less visited mountains.
Great Bourne.jpg
Great Bourne

Then we just follow the ridge to Starling Dodd, with its pile of old iron on top
Starling Dodd.jpg
Starling Dodd

then up to Red Pike, with quite a steep climb to get up there 9aptly names as there seemed to be a collection of Liverpool supporters up there.
Red Pike.jpg
Red Pike with High Stile in the background

Despite that the view was amazing:
View from Red Pike.jpg
View from Red Pike

Up to High stile and High Crag before dropping down to the foot of Haystacks.
High Stile.jpg
High Stile looking back to Red Pike

High Crag.jpg
High Crag....last stop

To be honest at this point we didn't fancy any more ascent and we knew we had quite a hike back to the car along the track and through forestry so we left it there
Walk out.jpg
Walk out back through the forestry

...getting more sun burnt all the time.
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Re: The Northern Ennerdale tops

Postby ChrisW » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:53 am

3 out of 3 so far greenman, incredible weather......long may it continue :wink: Some lovely shots with the panorama from the top of Red Pike being a real stand out ....keep em coming :clap: :clap:
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Re: The Northern Ennerdale tops

Postby dav2930 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:00 pm

Nice one, that's a fine ridge walk (first section of the Ennerdale Horseshoe). :)
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Re: The Northern Ennerdale tops

Postby trailmasher » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:58 pm

A good few fine peaks and ridge walk there with good views and pics to boot with a nice relaxing stroll back along the forestry road :clap:
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Re: The Northern Ennerdale tops

Postby The_Greenman2000 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:38 pm

we considered doing the horseshoe in fact, camping out around Great Gable area, but given the first two days walking we were fairly well spent and thought best to take it a little easy!
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