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Grey Crag & Tarn Crag.

Grey Crag & Tarn Crag.


Postby mamoset » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:13 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Branstree, Grey Crag, Tarn Crag (Far Eastern Fells)

Hewitts included on this walk: Branstree, Grey Crag, Tarn Crag

Date walked: 23/02/2016

Time taken: 4.8

Distance: 14.5 km

Ascent: 1300m

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With a favourable weather forecast for today, I headed for Mardale Head to visit Tarn & Grey Crags again.
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Which way to go today?
It was a lovely winter morning, crisp and fresh as I set off to go over Gatescarth Pass, a route I had never before used :shock:
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Harter Fell as I set off.
I quickly gained height as the sun was starting to hit the fells.
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Rough Crag & Long Stile leading to High Street.
I left the track at the top of Gatescarth Pass and decided to climb Branstree.
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Looking back as I climb Branstree.
It's an easy climb to the top, but I didn't linger here long before heading back down to Gatescarth Pass.
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Branstree.
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The route ahead down Gatescarth Pass into Longsleddale.
I chose to climb Grey Crag first and come back over the top to Tarn Crag and back down to Gatescarth. Rather than go all the way to Sadgill, I climbed alongside Galeforth Gill, as there is some interesting looking falls up there.
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Galeforth Falls.
Once at the top of Galeforth Gill, it was a plod over roughish ground which I was pleased was a little frozen, as it would have been awful in the wet! :roll:
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Looking across to Goat Scar.
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Sadgill and Green Quarter.
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Being watched!!!
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Shipman Knotts to Kentmere Pike.
I stopped at the summit for a bite to eat, even though the breeze was really cool. The air was really clear, showing the snow topped Coniston fells in the distance.
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Distant Coniston fells.
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Grey Crag.
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A bit of Windermere.
The walk over to Tarn Crag turned out to be the wettest part of the day :lol: though Greycrag Tarn didn't seem to have much water in it!!!
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Greycrag Tarn.
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Tarn Crag.
After leaving Tarn Crag, I left the path as it headed over to Branstree, and landed back on Gatescarth Pass.
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Leaving Longsleddale behind.
Now that the sun was high, the views of the Haweswater fells was much improved.
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Harter Fell to High Raise.
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Looking up to High Street.
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First glimpse of Haweswater.
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Another look up Long Stile to High Street.
Haweswater was as full as I have seen it for a long time, though after the Winter Cumbria has had, it's hardly surprising.
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Full Haweswater.
It was nice to have a walk in the sun again in an area that I never tire of being in :clap: Stopped on the way home to take a pic of Riggindale, a lovely picturesque setting.
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Riggindale.
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Re: Grey Crag & Tarn Crag.

Postby trailmasher » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:32 pm

Good report, good walk, good weather, good choice :clap: what more can a man want mamoset :) and a great area for walking :D Galeforth Gill looks an interesting route. I've dropped down between the gill and Great Howe and that was fairly hard going so must have been for you going up :roll:
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Re: Grey Crag & Tarn Crag.

Postby dav2930 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:06 pm

That looked a really interesting way up Grey Crag by Galeforth Gill mamoset. Might try that way myself if I ever do those two again. Great photos; weather like that makes all the difference doesn't it? :clap:
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Re: Grey Crag & Tarn Crag.

Postby mamoset » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:56 am

trailmasher wrote:Good report, good walk, good weather, good choice :clap: what more can a man want mamoset :) and a great area for walking :D Galeforth Gill looks an interesting route. I've dropped down between the gill and Great Howe and that was fairly hard going so must have been for you going up :roll:

Thanks trail, it was a good day all round :D . Going up Galeforth was quite steep to start, but ground was ok, which always helps :clap:

dav2930 wrote:That looked a really interesting way up Grey Crag by Galeforth Gill mamoset. Might try that way myself if I ever do those two again. Great photos; weather like that makes all the difference doesn't it? :clap:

cheers dav, you're right, what a difference good weather makes :clap: Galeforth is a good way up, i enjoy getting getting off the usual tracks, makes it a bit more interesting :clap:
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Re: Grey Crag & Tarn Crag.

Postby ChrisW » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:06 pm

Wow, that's a beauty Mamoset, though clearly has some work in it too. The photos are wonderful throughout :clap: Did you have all this to yourself, if so that's even better :wink:
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Re: Grey Crag & Tarn Crag.

Postby mamoset » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:33 pm

ChrisW wrote:Wow, that's a beauty Mamoset, though clearly has some work in it too. The photos are wonderful throughout :clap: Did you have all this to yourself, if so that's even better :wink:

Thanks Chris. Saw one person on the whole round, only when i got near to the car park did people appear, so yeh, the solitude was great :)
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