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Arthur's Pike and Loadpot Hill from Roehead

Arthur's Pike and Loadpot Hill from Roehead


Postby MiniRambo » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:44 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill

Hewitts included on this walk: Loadpot Hill

Date walked: 30/01/2011

Time taken: 7

Distance: 17.2 km

Ascent: 727m

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Decided to do a couple of hills relatively close to home. Had my brother Chris and two friends Peter and Malcolm for company and made for a good day out!


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Ready and raring at the start


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Looking north over Ullswater


Arrived at the hamlet of Roehead near to Pooley Bridge at 10.30am and away walking shortly after. Weather was set fair with intermittent cloud. The ground was frozen and helped with initial terrain which would undoubtedly have been quite wet and boggy.

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On the path to Arthur's Pike


The gradient was fairly easy and we covered the ground quickly (for us). Ullswater had a mist over it and the water was calm.

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Ullswater


Soon arrived at the summit of Arthur's Pike.

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Me, Peter and Malcolm at the summit of Arthur's Pike


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Chris, Peter and Malcolm


We hadn't planned a full route although I did have an idea about going further. So after a brief discussion we decided to head for Loadpot hill. There were a number of other walkers about and quite a few mountain bikers who were enjoying the hard tracks.

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On route to Loadpot Hill


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Almost at the top!


At the summit of Loadpot Hill there is a trig point and then a small marker post details the actual top.

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Loadpot Hill trig point


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Us four and some small people!!


There was a light but cold breeze now so we decided to drop down the south flank and came upon an old ruin of a building. We had our lunch. As we were getting ready to move on, the cloud dissipated and we enjoyed the sunshine which provided better light for viewing the surrounding hills.

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Lunch Time


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Here comes the sun


Just past the watershed we dropped down into the valley heading towards Howtown on the shore of Ullswater.

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The route down


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Head down to Howtown


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Cote Farm


A very good path then led us gradually up hill and back to gain our outward path.

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The path back home


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Getting tired?!?


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A final view of Ullswater


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Almost home - the final hundred yards


As it turned out, a good route and and enjoyable walk.
Last edited by MiniRambo on Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Arthur's Pike and Loadpot Hill from Roehead

Postby fedupofuserids » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:24 am

Looks like you had a good day, the sun usually comes out when I'm on the way back down too !
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Re: Arthur's Pike and Loadpot Hill from Roehead

Postby MiniRambo » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:48 pm

The more I walk the more I realise that any day on the hill is a good day, getting a view and some decent weather is a bonus :D :D :D
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