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Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.


Postby mamoset » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:48 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Angletarn Pikes, Beda Fell, Rest Dodd, The Nab

Hewitts included on this walk: Rest Dodd

Date walked: 14/03/2016

Time taken: 4.25

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 750m

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With the fine weather continuing, i headed off to Howtown to climb The Nab and then see where the rest of the walk took me :lol: It was a lovely crisp morning as i left the car and headed past Martindale into Howe Grain.
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Looking promising.
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The Nab looms large.
I followed the road until a path appeared to leave it ( according to the map). It said "Private, no through road". A quick look around, saw no one, so took the path anyway to reach the path that ascends The Nab. :?
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Resident Red Deer.
Once on the track up, it's just a steady plod until you first reach Nab End.
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Heck Crag & Heck Cove from ascent.
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Looking back.
Helvellyn range finally came into view. I was surprised at the amount of snow still on it :shock:
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St. Sunday Crag to Helvellyn peeping over Beda Fell.
With a fair sweat on i reached the summit in good time.
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The Nab.
A light breeze started, which was most welcome, as i departed, making for the next top, Rest Dodd.
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Rampsgill Head to Rest Dodd.
The ground across the Deer Forest wasn't as bad as i'd remembered it. Another couple of herds of deer were feeding up here, though they quickly disappeared when they saw me. :shock: A short steep climb from the gate, brings you to the summit of Rest Dodd.
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Rest Dodd.
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Red Screes & Coniston Fells.
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High Street, Hayeswater & Gray Crag.
Decided to give Brock Crags a miss, and made for Angle Tarn, a nice picturesque place for lunch.
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Angle Tarn.
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Helvellyn range beyond Angle Tarn.
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Back to Rest Dodd.
After getting to the top of the higher of the Angletarn Pikes, i forgot to take a photo of the cairn :lol: :roll: which is no big deal really :lol:
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Glenridding Dodd & Place Fell.
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Brothers Water to Helvellyn.
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St. Sunday to Blencathra.
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Helvellyn & Catstye Cam.
It's a 3km walk to get to Beda Head, so i had a nice amble along in the sun 8)
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Beda Fell.
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The Nab from Beda Fell.
Forunately, the ground was still quite hard, so it made for quick and easy walking and i was soon on Beda Head, the high point of Beda Fell.
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Beda Head.
All that remained was to head back, happy to have got another sunny winter walk in 8) :clap: :lol:
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Re: Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:14 am

Looks a damn sight better than a Monday at work :lol: Well done on sneaking up the Nab via the direct route, I'm led to believe the land owners can be less that welcoming in case you scare one of there precious creatures :roll:
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Re: Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Postby yellowbelly » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:15 pm

I don't agree with going up, or down The Nab using this direct route. Why can't you respect the landowner's request for walkers not to use this route?
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Re: Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Postby mamoset » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:41 pm

johnkaysleftleg wrote:Looks a damn sight better than a Monday at work :lol: Well done on sneaking up the Nab via the direct route, I'm led to believe the land owners can be less that welcoming in case you scare one of there precious creatures :roll:

You're right there jk, so much better. And i never frightened any poor creatures :lol:
yellowbelly wrote:I don't agree with going up, or down The Nab using this direct route. Why can't you respect the landowner's request for walkers not to use this route?

Had the map been a bit clearer, i wouldn't have used this route, and as the option was using 250m of private land or going back to the beginning, well you can see which route i used so you climb on down off your high horse any time you feel like it.
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Re: Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Postby yellowbelly » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:39 pm

There are several information boards put up by the Dalemain Estate advising you which route walkers should use to access The Nab. You must have passed one.
I am not on a "high horse", I'm simply advising future walkers to avoid your route for the good of walker/landowner relationships.
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Re: Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Postby mamoset » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:57 pm

yellowbelly wrote:There are several information boards put up by the Dalemain Estate advising you which route walkers should use to access The Nab. You must have passed one.
I am not on a "high horse", I'm simply advising future walkers to avoid your route for the good of walker/landowner relationships.

From where i parked to where i left the road the only advisory sign i saw was this :-
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I guess i should be more watchful.
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Re: Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:29 pm

It looks like access arrangements have been improved greatly according to this page.

http://www.dalemain.com/pages/estate/the-nab.php
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Re: Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Postby ChrisW » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:29 am

Great stuff Mamoset, the weather over there is ridiculous :crazy: really lovely shots of the hills throughout, the ones with Helvellyn and it's dusting of snow really add something too. What a beautiful day for a wander :clap:
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Re: Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Postby mamoset » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:13 pm

ChrisW wrote:Great stuff Mamoset, the weather over there is ridiculous :crazy: really lovely shots of the hills throughout, the ones with Helvellyn and it's dusting of snow really add something too. What a beautiful day for a wander :clap:

Thanks Chris, it really is quite summery over the west at the moment, and long may it continue :lol:
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Re: Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Postby trailmasher » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:19 pm

A good route over some good hills marmoset with decent weather to boot :clap: BTW, I wish that I had a pound for everyone who has used that access to gain the top of The Nab :wink: and BTW again, I haven't but would if needs be 8)
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Re: Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Postby dav2930 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:11 pm

That way up The Nab makes for such an obvious and elegant circuit that it seems a crime for walkers to be denied it. Might just try it sometime :wink:
Thanks for sharing mamoset :clap:
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Re: Like a summers day on the Far Eastern Fells.

Postby mamoset » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:37 pm

dav2930 wrote:That way up The Nab makes for such an obvious and elegant circuit that it seems a crime for walkers to be denied it. Might just try it sometime :wink:
Thanks for sharing mamoset :clap:

You're welcome dav, beauty is you can go numerous ways once you're on Rest Dodd :D
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