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5 Fells from Loweswater.

5 Fells from Loweswater.


Postby mamoset » Sun May 01, 2016 9:54 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Blake Fell, Burnbank Fell, Gavel Fell, Hen Comb, Mellbreak

Date walked: 16/04/2016

Time taken: 5.5

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1100m

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As I near the end of Wainwright round 2, I seem to be left with the same fells as at this stage of round 1 :lol: so it was off to Loweswater today to take in these 5 fells. I parked at the phone box, which is now also a defibrillator :shock: and made my way towards Loweswater and Maggie's Bridge.
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Grasmoor from the start.
I had decided to take the path behind Holme Wood and head straight up the side of Burnbank Fell. I headed past High Nook Farm and followed High Nook Beck.
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Black Crag at head of High Nook.
It got very warm as I started the ascent of Burnbank Fell and it would stay pleasant for the rest of the day 8)
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Heading up Burnbank Fell.
After a gentle climb, the summit of Burnbank Fell was reached.
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Burnbank Fell.
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Whiteside and Grasmoor from Burnbank Fell.
From here, it's a straightforward walk to the high point of the day, Blake Fell.
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Blake Fell.
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Looking across Ennerdale to Crag Fell.
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High Stile to Pillar from Blake Fell.
Next stop is Gavel Fell which is easily reached over well trodden paths.
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The view ahead to Gavel Fell.
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Gavel Fell.
Unfortunately, from here you have to cross Whiteoak Moss to get to Hen Comb. Thankfully, my boots are still waterproof :lol: so it wasn't as bad as it could have been.
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Hen Comb across Whiteoak Moss.
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Red Pike and Starling Dodd from Whiteoak Moss.
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Great Borne & Floutern Cop from Hen Comb ascent.
After a bit of a plod up Hen Comb, I reached the summit.
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Hen Comb.
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Robinson to Red Pike over Buttermere from Hen Comb.
There is no easy route to Mellbreak from Hen Comb, so it was straight down the side, making for what looked like a crossing over Mosedale Beck.
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Mellbreak from Hen Comb descent.
Again, with no defined route, it was nigh on 300m straight back up :shock: .
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Mellbreak.
After a brief rest at the summit, I set off back.
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Sun hits Rannerdale Knotts.
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From North top to South.
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Loweswater & it's fells.
It's a loose scree kind of descent off the front of Mellbreak, but there is a surprise viewpoint half way down, where you can get great views up Crummock Water & Buttermere.
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From Surprise Viewpoint.
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Darling Fell & Low Fell.
This was a surprisingly enjoyable walk, with decent views all around.
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Looking south from near the phone box.
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Re: 5 Fells from Loweswater.

Postby The Lakeland Hobbler » Sun May 01, 2016 3:14 pm

Well documented and photographed ! Looks like a pleasant walk. For someone who has lived in the Lakes for 14 years its about time I finally visited the west Lakes :)
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Re: 5 Fells from Loweswater.

Postby mamoset » Sun May 01, 2016 4:42 pm

The Lakeland Hobbler wrote:Well documented and photographed ! Looks like a pleasant walk. For someone who has lived in the Lakes for 14 years its about time I finally visited the west Lakes :)

Thanks Hobbler, it's certainly easier for you to get there than most!!! Get over there and enjoy them :D
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Re: 5 Fells from Loweswater.

Postby ChrisW » Mon May 02, 2016 6:55 am

Some lovely views on this one too Mamoset and so much less snow :crazy: This could be summer, your weather is as crazy as our this year. Incredible that you are closing in one wainwright's completion for the second time...will you be going for a third :wink: Two great posts and two great hikes :clap: :clap:
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Re: 5 Fells from Loweswater.

Postby mamoset » Mon May 02, 2016 3:45 pm

ChrisW wrote:Some lovely views on this one too Mamoset and so much less snow :crazy: This could be summer, your weather is as crazy as our this year. Incredible that you are closing in one wainwright's completion for the second time...will you be going for a third :wink: Two great posts and two great hikes :clap: :clap:

Thanks Chris, it certainly is a bit crazy the weather this year haha. As for a 3rd round, i doubt i'll do that, would rather try and get some more Munro's done, just need to find some time :lol:
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