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kentmere horseshoe

kentmere horseshoe


Postby MIKE LEVER » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:53 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Froswick, Harter Fell (Far Eastern Fells), High Street, Ill Bell, Kentmere Pike, Mardale Ill Bell, Shipman Knotts, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke

Hewitts included on this walk: Froswick, Harter Fell (Far Eastern Fells), High Street, Ill Bell, Kentmere Pike, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke

Date walked: 15/02/2011

Time taken: 8

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 1251m

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A fantastic walk and a great way of bagging 9 wainwright's.we started the day in zero viz from about 500 meters hitting the snow line from about 600 meters getting thicker as we climbed higher,navigation was difficult with the snow covering the paths.
By time we left high street the cloud began to lift giving us fantastic views for the rest of the day.
would highly recommend this walk.
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a fantastic view of the horseshoe
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one of the two cairns on ill bell
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the impressive beacon on thornthwaite crag
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the summit on high street
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looking up to mardale ill bell
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a view to haweswater
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a view back from kentmere pike

All pictures by dave fryer
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MIKE LEVER
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 38
Munros:147   Corbetts:3
Grahams:1   
Hewitts:163
Wainwrights:214   
Joined: Sep 9, 2010
Location: runcorn cheshire

Re: kentmere horseshoe

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:37 pm

Did this with Alan and Steve on a hot day and thought it was hard work, in the snow you deserve a medal, well done :clap:
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Re: kentmere horseshoe

Postby colgregg » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:55 pm

Like Susan I too did the round in hot weather. It's a fantastic day out but a pity the weather wasn't kinder to you. Still, it is good reason for a return trip.
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Re: kentmere horseshoe

Postby MIKE LEVER » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:57 pm

colgregg wrote:Like Susan I too did the round in hot weather. It's a fantastic day out but a pity the weather wasn't kinder to you. Still, it is good reason for a return trip.

That's the beauty of walking the weather makes the same walks totally different.
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MIKE LEVER
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Posts: 38
Munros:147   Corbetts:3
Grahams:1   
Hewitts:163
Wainwrights:214   
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Location: runcorn cheshire

Re: kentmere horseshoe

Postby MIKE LEVER » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:02 pm

susanmyatt wrote:Did this with Alan and Steve on a hot day and thought it was hard work, in the snow you deserve a medal, well done :clap:

Certainly makes the legs strong
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MIKE LEVER
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Posts: 38
Munros:147   Corbetts:3
Grahams:1   
Hewitts:163
Wainwrights:214   
Joined: Sep 9, 2010
Location: runcorn cheshire

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