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6 fells from the top of Wrynose Pass

6 fells from the top of Wrynose Pass


Postby mamoset » Sun May 01, 2016 10:54 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Cold Pike, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Pike o'Blisco, Swirl How, Wetherlam

Hewitts included on this walk: Cold Pike, Grey Friar, Pike of Blisco, Swirl How, Wetherlam

Date walked: 30/04/2016

Time taken: 6.5

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 1500m

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With the promise of mostly fine weather, I decided to head fairly high, and take in the fells around Wrynose Pass. Being able to park at 393m certainly saves some time and effort :lol: It was cold and gloomy as I set off, heading to Cold Pike first.
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Cold Pike from the path.
I followed the path to near High Teighton How, then headed across the boggy ground for the ascent of Cold Pike. The snow was fairly deep in places, but it was still a fairly easy ascent.
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Cold Pike.
Light snow showers were blowing in now and again, so I made for the path near Great Knott and down to Red Tarn.
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Langdale Pikes & Pike o' Blisco.
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Crinkle Crags & Bowfell.
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Langdale Pikes.
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Bowfell.
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Wetherlam, Swirl How & Great Carrs over Red Tarn.
As I began the ascent of Pike o' Blisco, the sun appeared and layers needed shedding!! :clap: Because of the snow, I couldn't make out the path, so just went straight up, which because I hit a couple of little scramble spots, made it a bit more interesting :D
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Pike o' Blisco.
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Coniston Fells.
With no path to follow, I made my down the fell side, hoping to hit the path at Redtarn Moss, which I just about managed :lol:
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Harter Fell.
Once back at the road, I took the signed path for Wet Side Edge. This was easier to follow, and I was soon at the 579m cairn.
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Looking towards Helvellyn, shrouded in cloud.
I followed the path over Hell Gill Pike & Little Carrs, before hitting the summit of Great Carrs.
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Swirl How & Great Carrs.
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Great Carrs.
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Scafells.
I hadn't initially thought to go to Grey Friar, but it looked so close it seemed a shame not to, so I descended to Fairfield before the short ascent to Grey Friar summit.
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Dow Crag from Fairfield.
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Grey Friar.
After a short stop for lunch, and the obligatory Matterhorn rock photo,
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Matterhorn rock.
Swirl How was the next port of call.
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Looking back to Grey Friar.
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Brim Fell to Dow Crag.
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Swirl How.
Prison Band was quite treacherous, so I made my way carefully down to Swirl Hause. The ascent over Keld Gill Head was much easier, then it's an easy walk along to the final little climb to Wetherlam summit.
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Wetherlam.
I followed Wetherlam Edge so far down, before heading over Tilberthwaite Fells into Greenburn.
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Swirl How, Broad Slack & Great Carrs from Greenburn.
Went the rough way over Rough Crags, then followed the fell side back to the Three Shire Stone, having enjoyed a great day. :D
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Re: 6 fells from the top of Wrynose Pass

Postby dav2930 » Sun May 01, 2016 4:32 pm

Good effort Mamoset, some nice fells there. Last day of April and it looks like the middle of winter! :shock: Excellent photos. :clap:
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Re: 6 fells from the top of Wrynose Pass

Postby mamoset » Sun May 01, 2016 4:40 pm

Cheers dav, yeh the weather's certainly odd for Spring :o
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Re: 6 fells from the top of Wrynose Pass

Postby ChrisW » Mon May 02, 2016 6:49 am

Beautiful pics Mamoset, as Dav says it looks a lot more like winter :crazy:
I hadn't initially thought to go to Grey Friar, but it looked so close it seemed a shame not to
I sometimes have a thought like that when I'm out...then I give myself a good shake and forget it :lol: Glad you enjoyed the extended day mate, I envy your spirit, I think I left mine blowing hard half way up a hill somewhere :lol:
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Re: 6 fells from the top of Wrynose Pass

Postby trailmasher » Mon May 02, 2016 8:43 pm

Nice report and photos Mamoset :clap: and good weather you had too :) You either set off very early or it was a hell of a dark morning in general when you landed at Three Shires :roll: Well done you :clap:
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Re: 6 fells from the top of Wrynose Pass

Postby mamoset » Tue May 03, 2016 6:50 am

trailmasher wrote:Nice report and photos Mamoset :clap: and good weather you had too :) You either set off very early or it was a hell of a dark morning in general when you landed at Three Shires :roll: Well done you :clap:

Cheers trailmasher. Started walk @ 0800 and yes, it looked moody, but was pleasant enough :D
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