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Pontop Pike

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 19/03/2020
Distance: 20km
Ascent: 198m
Views: 11

A Proper Winter Day in The Eastern Fells

Wainwrights: Middle Dodd, Red Screes
Hewitts: Red Screes

Date walked: 02/03/2020

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 15km

Ascent: 929m


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My first proper winter walk was the Fairfield Horseshoe last year, and having seen the snow caps on the fells around Ambleside, I had high hopes for a similar day - and I wasn’t disappointed! A fairly early start saw me walking up the Kirkstone Road, huffing, puffing, and perhaps regretting that extra pint of Cumbria Way the previous night. Before long I left the road above Roundhill Farm, and started the long and steady ascent of Red Screes, via Snarker Pike. Once past Flesh Crags, winter kicked-in and I revelled in icy ground, then fairly deep soft snow, and finally something of a blizzard on the summit. No crampons were needed, but my little snow grips were a godsend. Where today differed from my last snow walk, was that I actually got some views, not least a glorious view down to Middle Dodd, the second summit of the walk.

ImageWalking in the Eastern Fells by Christopher Watson, on Flickr

ImageWalking in the Eastern Fells by Christopher Watson, on Flickr

ImageWalking in the Eastern Fells by Christopher Watson, on Flickr

ImageWalking in the Eastern Fells by Christopher Watson, on Flickr

ImageWalking in the Eastern Fells by Christopher Watson, on Flickr

Leaving the summit of Red Screes, I cut down to the wall and after that Middle Dodd was easily reached. I followed the wall back again, then traversed to the path following the wall down towards Scandale Pass. This was a glorious section of the walk, all fresh snow, great views, the fun of downhill plodging. Once at the stile on the Scandale Pass, it was simply a case of walking back to Ambleside, pausing frequently to look back up at these glorious snow-dusted fells.

ImageWalking in the Eastern Fells by Christopher Watson, on Flickr

ImageWalking in the Eastern Fells by Christopher Watson, on Flickr

ImageWalking in the Eastern Fells by Christopher Watson, on Flickr

ImageWalking in the Eastern Fells by Christopher Watson, on Flickr

ImageWalking in the Eastern Fells by Christopher Watson, on Flickr

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Sour Howes and Sallows

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Sallows, Sour Howes
Date walked: 01/03/2020
Distance: 17.5km
Ascent: 814m
Comments: 1
Views: 152


Team Valley Wander

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 25/02/2020
Distance: 15.4km
Ascent: 196m
Views: 13


Tyne & Wear Heritage Trail - Section Five

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 17/02/2020
Distance: 13.5km
Ascent: 322m
Views: 19


Isaac's Tea Trail - Section One

Attachment(s) Date walked: 08/02/2020
Distance: 20km
Ascent: 689m
Comments: 3
Views: 327


Tyne & Wear Heritage Trail - Section One

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 04/02/2020
Distance: 12.7km
Ascent: 257m
Views: 8


Exploring The Derwent Valley Walk and the Waskerley Way

Attachment(s) Date walked: 26/01/2020
Distance: 27km
Ascent: 653m
Views: 131


The Dun Rig Horsehoe - Sort Of...

Attachment(s) Grahams: Dun Rig
Donalds: Birkscairn Hill, Black Law, Dun Rig, Glenrath Heights, Middle Hill, Stob Law
Date walked: 19/01/2020
Distance: 40km
Ascent: 1541m
Comments: 2
Views: 419


A String of Donalds from Drumelzier

Attachment(s) Donalds: Dollar Law, Drumelzier Law, Greenside Law, Middle Hill, Pykestone Hill
Date walked: 18/01/2020
Distance: 32km
Ascent: 1708m
Views: 205

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Location: Gateshead
Occupation: Musician
Activity: Walker
Mountain: Cir Mhor
Place: Outer Hebrides
Gear: Map & Compass
Member: Associate member of The Rucksack Club
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Munros: 10
Corbetts: 16
Grahams: 28
Donalds: 74
Wainwrights: 117
Hewitts: 106
Sub 2000: 70
Islands: 25
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Statistics

2020

Trips: 13
Distance: 265.9 km
Ascent: 10290m
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 12
Hewitts: 6
Wainwrights 13

2019

Trips: 56
Distance: 1011.64 km
Ascent: 45721m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 12
Donalds: 35
Sub2000s: 6
Hewitts: 50
Wainwrights 51

2018

Trips: 34
Distance: 613.54 km
Ascent: 24905m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 3
Sub2000s: 5
Hewitts: 16
Wainwrights 17

2017

Trips: 12
Distance: 279.6 km
Ascent: 5709m
Sub2000s: 1

2016

Trips: 2
Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 772m


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