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Beda Fell

Beda Fell


Postby MiniRambo » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:35 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Beda Fell

Date walked: 21/02/2016

Time taken: 2

Distance: 7.1 km

Ascent: 384m

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After doing Walla Crag a couple of weeks back, I decided I needed to get out again and tackle one of the few remaining Wainwrights I have in the 'Far Eastern Fells'.

The weather forecast hadn't been good all week for Sunday and it proved to be true. Nevertheless, with the company of Chris and Andrew we departed Appleby in the early afternoon following church, with the thought of getting some exercise and the hope of getting some views. :lol: :lol:

We parked on the grass near to the old church at Martindale and were walking by circa 2pm.

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Chris and Andrew ready for the off....


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..... this time Andrew and me!


We followed the road over the bridge and then up a grassy path behind Winter Crag Farm. This led up the side of the hill, eventually bringing us to an iron seat on the main north ridge of Beda Fell. It was now apparent that we had been sheltered from the gusty westerly wind and the precipitation it was carrying. :crazy:

We made steady progress along the gradual if sometime undulating ridge, making regular stops to take in the views (and have a breather :lol: ). Ground conditions were relatively good considering the amount of rain there has been with only a couple of areas of peaty/boggy ground.

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On the ridge looking north to Howstead Brow


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Looking south to Beda Fell (Beda Head)


Once we reached the top, we decided to continue along the ridge and when we reached Bedafell Knott, to descend down the east flank along a good path towards Dale Head farm at the foot of The Nab and at the end of the tarmacked road. We enjoyed a good stroll along the road, meeting only a handful of others.

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A windy summit pose


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Heading down to Dale Head


In spite of the weather, it had been another enjoyable outing. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Beda Fell

Postby ChrisW » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:10 am

No the best of weather MR but the best 'epic' summit pose I've seen in a long time :lol: Good effort on a day many would have chosen to spend indoors :clap:
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Re: Beda Fell

Postby MiniRambo » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:07 am

ChrisW wrote:No the best of weather MR but the best 'epic' summit pose I've seen in a long time :lol: Good effort on a day many would have chosen to spend indoors :clap:


Thanks Chris. It wasn't the best of days but still enjoyed it and it will make a good day feel even more special! :lol:
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Re: Beda Fell

Postby dittzzy » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:26 pm

I've never read any of the Wainwright books and I obviously ain't been looking at my maps closely enough, but now I see it, Beda Fell looks cool. . I like the "On the ridge looking north to Howstead Brow" picture - it's sort of made we wanna go visit.

Looks like I'm gonna have to look a bit closer at the Far Easten Fells dunnit?

Thanks for the foties and showing us the views (despite the weather) :) :)
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