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High Raise, lakes

High Raise, lakes


Postby tango » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:40 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Branstree, High Raise (Far Eastern Fells), Loadpot Hill, Rampsgill Head, Selside Pike

Hewitts included on this walk: Branstree, High Raise (Far Eastern Fells), Loadpot Hill, Rampsgill Head, Selside Pike

Date walked: 19/11/2010

Time taken: 8.5

Distance: 31.8 km

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Started at 0800hrs in the Haweswater carpark,left the camper van & straight through the river (nice),onto Bowderthwaite bridge up Kidsty pike around to Rampsgill head then straight onto High Raise, north to Wether hill & Loadpot hills trig point. quick lunch break there then back to Wether hill cross country onto Bampton common down to the reservoir via The Forces waterfalls,south west along the reservoir to Dudderwick & across the foot bridge i should have used earlier!!! up Gatesgarth pass north east & followed the fence line onto Branstree & Selside.Followed path down to the Old copses road south west to the road & road back to the carpark, finished at 1630hours, Going was good paths most of the day, good views, walking buds Riff Raff,Ludo & Tic Tac dogs.
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Re: High Raise, lakes

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Hi Tango,

Sounds like a good walk. Are the lakes still busy at this time of year? Any snow on the peaks?

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Re: High Raise, lakes

Postby tango » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:06 pm

hello pollyh33 friday the hills were okay, come the weekend you get more punters out & about!!, there is alittle snow on the bigger hills,sc
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Re: High Raise, lakes

Postby colgregg » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:16 pm

That's quite a trek. I've often thought of walking the ridge to Loadpot hill but usually end up doing the traditional high street - Nan Bield round. Must take a bit of will power to add on the Gatescarth section after returning to Mardale Head.
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Re: High Raise, lakes

Postby fedupofuserids » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:09 pm

Looks like a nice full day! Who does the most miles your campervan or you ?
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Re: High Raise, lakes

Postby mountain coward » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:34 am

I don't think I'd have wanted to add Branstree onto the first bit myself... Presumably you came back down to the lake down Measand Beck? Me and Richard did something very similar to the first half of your walk when we were staying at the Haweswater Hotel a couple of years ago (but went up Rough Crags and Long Stile onto High Street first - we really enjoyed the walk back along the lakeshore.
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Re: High Raise, lakes

Postby tango » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:48 am

It was a bit of a trek, but the dogs & I were enjoying that much i didn't start to black spots much before Selside!!!. no really if you have enough food for energy you ll be surprised how far you can walk!!, As for the camper van question Si !! it does more miles just though :D So if anyone fancies a short walk around the HEWITTS I'm your man!! :wtf:
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Re: High Raise, lakes

Postby mountain coward » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:08 am

I've walked very long distances before but tend not to make a habit of it. The furthest so far is 40 miles on the Lyke Wake Walk but I found it pretty boring. I tend to make my walks a bit shorter nowadays and just one round without any extras added on...
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Re: High Raise, lakes

Postby tango » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:30 am

Yeah i agree with you there it can turn into an Endurance march sometimes, but being exArmy im used to that & i like to get my monies worth out the fuel you put in your tank!!!, :D
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Re: High Raise, lakes

Postby mountain coward » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:36 am

I'm ex-Army too... but the women didn't do endurance marches back in my day! :lol:
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Re: High Raise, lakes

Postby tango » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:38 am

Cool an exsquaddie!! :D , good for you.
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Re: High Raise, lakes

Postby 37lumleyst » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:54 pm

mountain coward wrote:The furthest so far is 40 miles on the Lyke Wake Walk but I found it pretty boring


I've done quite a few long distance walks too, and like you I found the Lyke Wake a boarding slog. Dont get me wrong I love the N. Y. moors (I live on the boarder of them so should love em) but despite my love of them I dont see much fun in slogging across them in 24hrs apart from the fact you can say "Ive done that"
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