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Southwell stroll 2019

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 16/06/2019
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High Stile ridge from Buttermere

Wainwrights: High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere), Starling Dodd
Hewitts: High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere), Starling Dodd

Date walked: 23/09/2018

It has taken me far too long to write this up, but this was the best day of my week in the Lakes last September.

Having left the hostel at Buttermere, I took the direct path to Scale Bridge

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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

The path towards Scale Force is much improved since Wainwright's day!

First view of Crummock Water
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

Looking over to Rannerdale Knotts, with Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike behind
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

Crummock Water again
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

Scale Force
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and from further back
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

couldn't resist a few shots of the fungi
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

another glimpse of Scale Force
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

above the force
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

we could almost be in the Peak District now!
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

looking down Scale Beck
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

Having left Scale Beck, the steep heather slope was hard work, but the views were opening a little
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

but I soon reached easier grass slopes
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

first view of the Solway Firth and Galloway
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

The cairn on Starling Dodd is still very much as Wainwright drew it
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

looking over Ennerdale Water
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

and from a slightly better viewpoint
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

Loweswater hills, Solway Firth turbines and Galloway
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

First shower of the day over Crummock Water
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

On the walk to red Pike looking back over Ennerdale
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

... and the Isle of Man
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

from Red Pike looking down to Buttermere
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

more weather on the way
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

the ridge towards High Stile
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

Bleaberry Tarn
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

and again from further round
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

on the summit plateau of High Stile
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

Crummock Water again
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

The highest point according to the OS (Wainwright disagreed)
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

looking on towards High Crag
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

another view down to Buttermere
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

Buttermere and Crummock Water from High Crag
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

a rather untidy summit with a view towards Great Gable
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last view of Ennerdale Water
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

the scree slope on Gamlin End is much improved by the well engineered zigzag path
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

I continued over Seat to Scarth Gap, and took no more pictures until I reached the shores of Buttermere:
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High Stile etc by Beery Hiker, on Flickr

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