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Wainwright Bagging-Part 1

Wainwright Bagging-Part 1


Postby susanmyatt » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:11 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Binsey, Black Fell, Gowbarrow Fell, Latrigg

Date walked: 27/04/2010

Distance: 16 km

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Hi everyone, been to The Lakes for a spell and despite one very wet day was able to add to my Wainwright count with my husband :D This is the first part:
Black Crag or Fell
Situated in the Southern Fells just north of Coniston.

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We parked down near the road to Coniston although there is a car park near to Tarn Hows, very busy on a lovely day as we skirted the tarn.
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Weatherlam and Holme Fell
Once we left to climb to the fell the crowds disappeared.
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Looking to Tarn Hows

For such a low summit the views of the surrounding peaks was awesome, from the Coniston fells and Langdales all the way round to Helm Crag and Fairfield, still it was summit photo time and my 50th Wainwright :D
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50th Wainwright

Black Crag has two tops so it was over to the cairn.
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Alternate top
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View to Langdales

Lovely walk on a warm day, time for an ice lolly on return, 5.8 miles

Latrigg
An early start and a quick walk up Latrigg, splendid views for so little effort
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Catbells,Hindscarth,Robinson,Rowling End
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Causey Pike over Keswick
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Sprawl of Keswick
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Looking back to Skiddaw
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Looking down Borrowdale, Castle Crag
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Yours truly


Binsey
Then it was back in the car and a drive north to climb Binsey, we parked near to Binsey Cottage and a stile has been added to avoid the old sheep pens. This was a grassy trudge but showed the northern end of the fells.
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Summit of Binsey


Gowbarrow Fell
After a walk around Keswick we then drove to the National Trust car park at Aira Force and our route to Gowbarrow Fell.

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Again some lovely views opened up for me.
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Great views
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Summit photo
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A lovely day to be on the hills
Last edited by susanmyatt on Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Wainwright Bagging-Part 1

Postby 37lumleyst » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:18 pm

Hi Sue – what a cracking set of pictures. I particularly like the ones around Keswick and looking into Borrowdale. It looks like you had a good time, I’m looking forwards to part 2 of your trip.

Congratulations on the 50th Wainwright, knowing you though, it wont be long before 50 is just a distant memory :lol:
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Re: Wainwright Bagging-Part 1

Postby mountain coward » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:05 am

Black Fell, although small, was one of my favourites - I used to work at a riding stables just below it at Sunnybrow Farm (and drink the alcoholic owner's half-bottle of whisky every day!;-) Really pretty place. Great to see some Lakes photos - I'm missing it after my continual Scottish trips this year. Anyway, now the midge season has hit, I'm due back in the Lakes soon:-) Really enjoyed those pics...
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Re: Wainwright Bagging-Part 1

Postby susanmyatt » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:23 pm

Hi,thanks for the comments, they soon mount up, I'm on 61 now :lol:
Loved Black Crag but the bad news MC is that the midges are in the Lakes, my next instalment is the day we did the Whinlatter Round and despite putting on anti-midge cream we were covered in bites. Since we have met two people who swear by Avon anti-moisturiser, can we advertise like that :lol:
Will try to get next post on soon, husband does it for me :D
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Re: Wainwright Bagging-Part 1

Postby mountain coward » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:51 pm

There's always midges in the Lakes too but somehow they don't seem as allergenic as the Scottish ones. I find they're just an irritation at the time but with no after effects whereas, with the Scottish ones, I'm scratching for days! I was laughing while sat in the Ullapool pubs as everyone looked like they had fleas - everyone but everyone was scratting away!
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