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CARROCK FELL & HIGH PIKE - NORTHERN FELLS

CARROCK FELL & HIGH PIKE - NORTHERN FELLS


Postby susanmyatt » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:05 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Carrock Fell, High Pike (Northern Fells)

Hewitts included on this walk: Carrock Fell, High Pike

Date walked: 11/10/2010

Time taken: 5

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 573m

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A clear crisp morning and a drive through Mungrisdale and Mosedale to park at a place aptly named as "Apronful of Stones", there is ample parking all along this area.

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The face of Carrock Fell is quite steer from this side, so its upwards more or less from the car. Our route is right to left heading for the tree on the skyline.
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Start of Carrock Fell
Height is soon gained and a last look to the road before we go into The Trough
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View back to the road
Once in The Trough it is quite steep.
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Trough upwards
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Downwards to road
It levels a little but gets very rocky towards the summit
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Getting rocky
We eventually reach the summit at 660m, for a fantastic 360 panorama
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Blencathra to the left, Skiddaw to the right
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Bowscale,Bannerdale to Blencthra
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Mosedale valley with Skiddaw Lesser Man and the ridge
From the top we could see our way ahead and pick out the two Birketts on the way, the distinctive Round Knott (603m) and Milton Hill (607m), also it looked a bit damp in places
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High Pike and old mine workings
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Last look at inversion over Eastern Fells
It was two miles from Carrock Fell to High Pike but after a bit of boggy ground it was good walking as we crossed the Red Gate track to Caldbeck,and made our way to the summit.
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High Pike at 658m,Carrock Fell behind
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Top of the pillar, why the Kiwi ?
In Wainwrights day it was a steel bench but we now have a, I presume,local slate bench
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We can deliver one madam for Xmas
From here it was good walking down Carrock Beck through the oldmine workings
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In the workings,up to Carrock Fell
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Looking back at the scarred landscape
We continued down alongside the Beck before meeting the road at a delightful ford over the carriageway, miniature waterfalls above and below.
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Ford at Carrock Beck
Now it was just the walk along the road, it is now when we think, it would have been better to leave the car at this end and done the road bit first :lol: A lovely, quite hot day, sunburnt bonce for hubby :D
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Re: CARROCK FELL & HIGH PIKE - NORTHERN FELLS

Postby malky_c » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:37 pm

Good to see that people are getting some nice inversions outside of Scotland :D

Always liked the look of Carrock Fell - sits nicely on the edge of the Lakes, a bit removed from the rest. Might get there one day yet.
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Re: CARROCK FELL & HIGH PIKE - NORTHERN FELLS

Postby mountain coward » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:34 am

That route up Carrock Fell is one I've been eyeing for ages but still haven't done! And that lovely spot by the ford is where everyone camps - a lovely place to sleep! :D
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Re: CARROCK FELL & HIGH PIKE - NORTHERN FELLS

Postby tango » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:30 pm

I was up Carrock fell & others last month & the weather was nasty :shock: my first summit was Bowscale fell & the wind was that strong i couldnt stand up i had to crawl to the shelter stones!! just goes to show good old British weather!! never a dull moment with it,lovely photos too :D thank you.
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