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4 Wainwrights from Whinlatter

4 Wainwrights from Whinlatter


Postby canisp » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:40 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Barf, Broom Fell, Graystones, Lord's Seat

Date walked: 13/04/2009

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Barf, Lords Seat, Broom Fell and Graystones
OS Map Number 89 or 90
Start Grid Ref 208245, Whinlatter visitor centre
Distance walked 14 km’s
Height Gain 750 metres
12 April 2009

I left the car around 8:15 am from the Whinlatter visitor centre and followed a forest trail to Barf, just a minor bump but a great viewpoint for Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw.

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From Barf looking north across Bassenthwaite Lake to Binsey

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From Barf looking north across Bassenthwaite Lake to Binsey

After resting a while i carried on, going over Lords Seat to reach Broom Fell, another minor peak but with a summit cairn over six feet high.

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The summit cairn of Broom Fell, looking north

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The summit cairn of Broom Fell, looking west

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Looking back to Broom Fell, from the route to Graystones

A little over half an hour after leaving Broom Fell i reached the summit of Graystones. The weather was perfect, a gentle breeze under blue skies with cotton wool clouds drifting by.

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From Graystones looking to Skiddaw

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From Graystones looking to Skiddaw

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The summit cairn of Broom Fell, looking to Lords Seat

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On the way to Lords Seat

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From Lords Seat looking to the Helvellyn range

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From Lords Seat looking to Skiddaw, Barf is the small peak just below centre

Some days i do circular routes but today i reversed my outward route back, first over Broom Fell to Lords Seat, where i spent over 1 hour on the summit eating, chatting and taking in the views. After a short walk and another stop on Barf i followed the forest trail back to the car.

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From Barf looking north across Bassenthwaite Lake to Binsey

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Looking past the summit of Barf to Keswick and Derwent Water

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In the forest

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In the forest

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Keswick, Derwent Water and the Helvellyn range
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Re: 4 Wainwrights from Whinlatter

Postby Paul Webster » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:52 am

Really stunning photos and great weather - I want a day like that (I should stop moaning, just had a great day round Elgol)

I've never walked the Whinlatter Fells and they look a great way to avoid the crowds judging by your photos - the paths don't look too eroded either. The views of Bassenthwaite from Barf look superb. Hope you had a good easter.
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