A lovely day around Ennerdale.
by mamoset » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:26 pm
Hewitts included on this walk: Haycock
Date walked: 16/08/2016
Time taken: 6.8
Distance: 26 km
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Arrived at Bleach Green car park just past Ennerdale Bridge in glorious sunshine, ready for a direct walk up to Haycock, then heading to take in 3 of the remaining 6 Wainwrights I have left to do to complete my second round. With sun cream on, I set off along the lakeside path for the stroll along Ennerdale Water. It's a well constructed path and in no time at all I was ready to turn off over the bridge near Char Dub and head into the hills. I followed Silvercove Beck up until the trees and the path ended, which meant I had to go straight up onto the heather bank via 7ft ferns and dry as sticks heather I finally came across the path and from there on, it was just a hot climb to the top. As you exit at the top of the bank, the way on to Haycock is obvious. I ignored Little Gowder Crag on the way up, but did go over it on the way back down Leaving Haycock, it's a quick and easy mile or so to Caw Fell. With no reason to loiter, I headed for the wall, and then followed the path for the long walk round Ennerdale Fell, heading for Whoap and Lank Rigg. Also in view from here is Grike and Crag Fell, looking markedly different from last time I was here, when there was plenty of trees on show After much chuntering about not being impressed with grassy mounds, I found myself at the summit of Lank Rigg After having lunch, I made for the last two tops of the day. Grike is easily accessed along an old forestry track, where a surprisingly large cairn and tumulus await you. A slightly boggy path leads you from here, over and on to Crag Fell. The views of Pillar up Ennerdale are always a joy, I think it is a real picturesque mountain. Crag Fell is a good viewpoint on a day like today, with the High Stile ridge looking particularly inviting I came down the front of Crag Fell before heading for Anglers Crag, where I got a last shot looking into Ennerdale. So, after ticking of these fells again, it's just trying to now find the time to get round to Hard Knott and co for end of round 2!!!!
by simon-b » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:43 am
by mamoset » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:48 pm
by dav2930 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:02 pm
by mamoset » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:18 pm
by ChrisW » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:26 am
by mamoset » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:55 pm
ChrisW wrote:What a lovely way to spend a day Mamoset, Ennerdale is such a picturesque spot, almost a 2 rounds...what are you going to do then
Hi Chris, you're right about Ennerdale, it is a great spot, especially on days like this. As for what to do next, the beauty of hill walking is that there is so many different ways to tackle them, you can never be bored. Doubt I will go for round 3 though