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Gowbarrow Fell from Aira Force

Gowbarrow Fell from Aira Force


Postby Phooooey » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:16 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Gowbarrow Fell

Date walked: 23/09/2010

Time taken: 5

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 529m

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Gowbarrow Fell and Aira Force Waterfalls

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Whilst camping at Cove Park campsite for the weekend we managed 3 fells in 3 days with a little site seeing and a few pints thrown in. On the Sunday we strolled up Little Mell Fell above the campsite and on Monday the weather improved as we moved down the road to Gowbarrow and Aira Force. From a layby on Ullswater we headed for Aira Force car park and right over the first bridge leaving the waterfalls for the diagonal track rising up the eastern face of Gowbarrow with increasingly better views of Ullswater and surrounding fells.
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Ellie on Ullswater side of Gowbarrow

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Ellie points out the finer parts of tomorrows walk up Hallin Fell to Damson

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Ullswater south

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Over looking Ullswater

At Yew Crag we followed the path round away from the lake and alond southern face of Fell passing a small water cascade through the bracken and upto a hut ruin before proceding left over very wet marshy ground and final ascent up to the fell top.
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Ellie at small water cascade on southside of Gowbarrow

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Ellie and Damson on Gowbarrow Fell

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Me and Damson on Gowbarrow

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Resting at the summit

A steep descent following a wall brought us back down to the top of the waterfalls passing High Force and Aira Force before trek back to the car
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Steepish descent to the waterfalls

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Damson at High Force

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Relaxing at top of Aira Force

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Ellie at Aira Force

Down to Ratchers at Glenridding for a well earned pint of Tirrills Old Faithful which might well be my new favourite pint and a carton of beer nuts. Great trek with at least 5 different feels to the walk and spectacular views.
Last edited by Phooooey on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Gowbarrow Fell from Aira Force

Postby mountain coward » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:40 pm

Believe it or not, although I've done Gowbarrow, I took a very boring route and saw neither Aira Force nor the lovely terrace path round the front above Ullswater so thanks for those photos... that dog is still cute :D
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Re: Gowbarrow Fell from Aira Force

Postby susanmyatt » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:05 pm

Hi, love this area, lovely walk from the Aira Force NT car park, we once did Latrigg (from Gale road) then up to Binsey and walked from the cottage before going to Gowbarrow on the same day. Nice to see your Wainwright count going up, it's surprising how it climbs, I only really started seriously in 2009 and did 50 last year and have done 47 so far this year, it certainly gets you to all parts of the Lake District, keep on walking, love Sue :D
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Re: Gowbarrow Fell from Aira Force

Postby Phooooey » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:06 pm

We were going to make the trip over the tops from the campsite at Cove but found a description of this route in a pocket guide book and decided that the falls and terrace would add to the walk.
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