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Sheffield Pike

Sheffield Pike


Postby tango » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:21 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Place Fell, Sheffield Pike

Hewitts included on this walk: Place Fell, Sheffield Pike

Date walked: 15/12/2010

Time taken: 6

Distance: 19 km

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Started at the car park in Patterdale at 0930hrs, along the main road for a wee while, footpath to Side farm then north along the banks of Ullswater, around the area of grid 397172 started to climb upwards, onto the trig point & a cup of tea excellent views from here!!. Off over Patterdale common back down to the village along the main road again to the hotel & headed west Thornhow, up to Lantys tarn. down to the caravan park, & on to the YHA. up the zig zag path & Sheffield Pike,
(There was some sort of dog race going on!!! :shock: never seen anything like it about 20 dogs chasing a scent!!, all over the place & the next day i bumped into 1 down the Borrowdale valley!! different!!!!. must have got lost!!.)
Off the Pike through Glenridding onto the main road & back to the van!finished at 1530 hrs. Going was good, views were excellent all day.the mutts came along as always!!
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Re: Sheffield Pike

Postby fedupofuserids » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:39 pm

Another full day !

Hound trailing seems a bit more common after the hunting ban, but you still see the odd pack chasing a fox.
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Re: Sheffield Pike

Postby tango » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:03 pm

Howdy ho, yeah the hounds were chasing a scent!! but the next day 1 was still out doing its own thing!!!, & it was windy & wet that night!!, Also miles from were i had seen them!!!. & Thanks for the info worth its weight in gold, cheers..
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Re: Sheffield Pike

Postby fedupofuserids » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:19 pm

May have been a hound from different kennels, the stamina & speed of them always amazes me !

I thought Place Fell was a nice hill with great views, not too sure about Sheffield Pike but it was a miserable day (just for a change!) when I was last there.

That road originally closed months ago and caught me out, I presumed it would have been open by now !
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Re: Sheffield Pike

Postby tango » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:57 pm

Yeah Place fell had excellent views!! miles & miles! :D .Sheffield pike had good views east but behind me was low cloud front coming in so no views !, Those dogs covered more ground in 20 minutes as I watch them & I do in 2 hours!!.I wish I could run that fast !!! :lol:
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Re: Sheffield Pike

Postby mountain coward » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:38 am

They're supposed to chase an aniseed trail - apparently they love the smell of it - can't imagine that - yuk! They can be a real nuisance though as they're totally oblivious to walkers and Richard got knocked flying into a wall by a hound which couldn't wait and didn't want to share a gateway with him. He was pretty p****d off I can tell you! Still, if they're not chasing foxes, I suppose I can't grumble too much...

You're the only person I know who regularly seems to do two walks in one every time! I love the walk up Sheff from the Glenridding Dodd gap though :D and Lanty's Tarn is a lovely spot :D
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Re: Sheffield Pike

Postby tango » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:34 am

Morning Mountain Coward, :D I do 2 walks normally because I drive & take the camper van along way to get there! so too get you monies worth i plan 2 days, I would do more but the van is pretty basic so i tend to stink after 2 days & I'm all hilled out!! :D , thanks for your comments!! Tango.
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Re: Sheffield Pike

Postby mountain coward » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:37 pm

When I kip in the car (quite often), I usually go and blag a wash in some disabled toilet somewhere or suchlike... I can be quite crafty and it's amazing the places I've managed to get a wash. If all else fails though, I just go somewhere fairly quiet and get washed in the beck! I was once doing that under a bridge at Mosedale (the one near Mungrisedale) when some people strolled onto the second bridge a few yards away to see the view... they got a bit more than they bargained for! :lol:

Did you find the rake path which goes up that side of Place Fell? I've done half of it but was with my mother and, where it got a bit rockier further up, we decided to turn back. I'd still like to do it though...
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Re: Sheffield Pike

Postby tango » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:06 am

That river you are on about by Mosedale is 1 of my campsites with the camper van, I drive onto the green path park up no problems at all, nice & quite down there.. I'm not sure of the path on Place fell i just followed the map & my nose!!. I was in Wales yesterday. that was hard report to follow!!. :D
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Re: Sheffield Pike

Postby mountain coward » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:17 am

Yeah that wide grass strip by the side of the road at Mosedale is a lovely spot :D I was lying in my car one night watching the moon 'roll along' the top of Souther Fell - great! :D
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