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Central Fells Round

Central Fells Round


Postby A Drunken Taffer » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:32 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Armboth Fell, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, High Tove, Walla Crag

Date walked: 30/08/2016

Time taken: 4.2

Distance: 17.95 km

Ascent: 873m

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Central Fells Round

Up nice and early again to tackle the central fells alongside Derwent Water. I parked on the road leading to Watendlath and walked up the road itself to Ashness Bridge.

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From here I carried on up the road and eventually arrived at Suprise viewpoint; this was probably the nicest viewpoint of the day as the rest of the fells above were covered in clag.

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From here I followed the path which runs alongside Watendlath beck up to the farm itself. This path is an outstanding walk in itself and I thoroughly enjoyed wandering along it.

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From the small village of Watendlath I followed the pathway straight up the fellside and onto High Tove.

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As there didn't seem to be any kind of path leading to it, I decided to just walk straight at Armboth Fell, and soon arrived at the summit. On Armboth Fell I think that Wainwright couldn't put it any better: "the flat desolate top is more like a quagmire, a tangle of swamp and heather and mosses, as is much of the surrounding territory."

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From Armboth again there was no noticeable path, so I headed straight towards High Seat through the long grass and marsh... After what seemed like forever I eventually met the fenceline running up to High Seat, and finally found a path leading to the summit. Very wet. Very Marshy.

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From High Seat I walked through more marshland to Bleaberry Fell, and from there to Walla Crag which rewarded me with more stunning views out over Derwent Water and Keswick,

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I followed Cat Gill down the fell side, and the path led back to the car park.

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Last edited by A Drunken Taffer on Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Central Fells Round

Postby ChrisW » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:58 am

I would have loved to see those views over Derwent Water and Keswick ADT but there's no images showing on the report for me :(
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Re: Central Fells Round

Postby A Drunken Taffer » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:26 pm

ChrisW wrote:I would have loved to see those views over Derwent Water and Keswick ADT but there's no images showing on the report for me :(


Sorry Chris, Just seen this. How strange, all are showing on my end? Are you still having no joy.

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