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Short Wanders in South Lakeland

Date walked: 27/05/2019

Distance: 11km

Ascent: 825m

I am well behind in my reports as can be seen from me writing a report from May while we are two thirds of the way through August. :roll: This family weekend away in South Lakeland seems quite a while back but fortunately the weather wasn't as hazy as my memories. Descriptions, as with the walks, will be short. :wink:

26th May 2019 Stickle Pike 4.5km 330m 2hrs

Stickle Pike stands quite prominent in views and is one of those fells that begs to be climbed. This is not really much of task as it is situated really quite close to the road which also give a good leg up its rather modest elevation. It was a very bright but very windy day as we struggled to get ready in the blasting wind before setting of up the short climb to the top. Although it is not a Wainwright, Stickle Pike is still obviously reasonably popular given the number of grassy trods that cover this small but very fine fell. Soon enough by following a combination of these we reached the top to take in the spectacular views and have a small snack. My decision to make this a bit more of a walk by taking in Tarn Hill and Great Stickle didn't, for whatever baffling reason :crazy: , go down well with Grace. The remainder of the walk was completed with an atmosphere not generated by the beautiful scenery or the weather which was a shame. To compound matters Grace slipped into a small hole and hurt her knee, which hasn't in truth, fully healed from being hurt while messing about at college. Oh well, at least our accommodation at the Saton Bridge Hotel was nice. :roll:

ImageLooking back down to Kiln Bank Cross by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageAcross Dunnerdale to Harter Fell by Anthony Young, on Flickr


ImageCaw from Higher up by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageBuckbarrow and Whitfell by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageNorth East from Stickle Pike Summit by Anthony Young, on Flickr

Image....and to the West by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageLooking towards Duddon Sands by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageGreat Stickle and Tarn Hill by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageMy Companions on the Summit by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageDuddon Sands by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageHughie and a moody Caw by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageEpic Hughie Pose by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageLooking back at Stickle Pike by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageTarn Hill by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageAway From It All by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageTrig on Great Stickle by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageGreat Stickle Mono by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageGreen and Pleasant Land by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageGreat Stickle by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageStickle Tarn by Anthony Young, on Flickr


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27th May 2019 Hard Knott Fort and Stanley Force

Day two was forecast more cloud and a chance at some rain so we headed off along Eskdale to have a good look at Hard Knott Fort. Ever one to be surprising Grace suggested, despite her knee still feeling a bit off we had a go at making our way up the crags towards Border End. We got so far up before her knee started giving jip again so we made our way down again and headed along along to the Woolpack for coffee and cake :D Although the drizzle had set in somewhat we parked up at Dalegarth Station and had a wander to Gill and Stanley Force waterfalls with the later being very impressive. Following dropping Nicola and Grace back at the Bridge Inn, me and Hughie popped back along the road to have a small jaunt up Irton Pike. A steep little climb lead to a surprisingly good vantage point with views up Wasdale and towards the Eskdale Fells. Not a bad day in fairness.

ImageLooking up the Pass from the Fort by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageEnd of Empire by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageHughie by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageGateway to the Hills by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageLooking down Eskdale from the Fort by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageOutside the walls by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageIlluminated by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageHard Knott Fort and Eskdale by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageRugged Ridge to Harter Fell by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageHughie above Eskdale by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageContrasts by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageRiver Esk by Anthony Young, on Flickr

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Gill Force by Anthony Young, on Flickr

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Invader by Anthony Young, on Flickr

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Stanley Force by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageOn the way up Irton Pike by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageWest from Irton Pike by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageWasdale from Irton Pike by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageTowards Eskdale from Irton Pike by Anthony Young, on Flickr

28th May 2019 Caw from Seathwaite, 6.5km 495m 3hrs

With Graces knee playing up she decided to stay with the car at idyllic Seathwaite and do some home work for her upcoming exams. With this in mind I chose a short route to take in the delights of another of the fine fells that missed out on the initial books in the fine pyramid shape of Caw. We headed up the Park Head Road initially before choosing to leave it for the old mind track. The views of higher fells and the wonderful Duddon Valley were quite superb on this track and it gives a nicely graded ascent to the old mine buildings at around 370m. The route steepens from here but soon Caw's wonderful summit comes into view. The 360 degree views are superb in all directions, a very special treat for what is a relatively low and easy to climb fell. We completed the walk by following AWs route from the outlying fells by taking in Pikes and Green Pikes (they do love a pike around here!). A nice relaxing weekend dodgy knees apart.

ImageWoodland at Seathwaite by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageAlong the Park Head Road by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageBrock Barrow and the Park Head Road by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageTowards the Eskdale Fells by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageLooking back down the Old Quarry Track by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageTop of the Quarry Track by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageLooking back Across Dunnerdale by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageDuddon Sands by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageEskdale Skyline from Caw by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageSummit of Caw by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageViews to the West by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageTowards the Coniston Fells from Caw Summit by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageNot sure about this dad... by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageLooking back at Caw by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageWhite Pike and Pikes by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageA shadowy Caw from Pikes by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageWest from Pikes by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageDunnerdale and the Eskdale Fells from Green Pikes by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageScafells Close up by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageLooking back up to White Pike by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageBlooming Marvellous by Anthony Young, on Flickr


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Distance: 15.6km
Ascent: 479m
Comments: 8
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Distance: 8.6km
Ascent: 500m
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Date walked: 24/04/2019
Distance: 11.2km
Ascent: 365m
Comments: 4
Views: 296


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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Great End, Seathwaite Fell
Hewitts: Great End
Date walked: 10/04/2019
Distance: 13.8km
Ascent: 1097m
Comments: 7
Views: 374


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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Arnison Crag, Birks, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag
Hewitts: Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag
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Distance: 17.2km
Ascent: 1075m
Comments: 4
Views: 304


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Attachment(s) Hewitts: Melmerby Fell
Date walked: 27/02/2019
Distance: 9.6km
Ascent: 565m
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Views: 339


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Attachment(s) Hewitts: Calf Top
Date walked: 17/02/2019
Distance: 13.9km
Ascent: 746m
Comments: 3
Views: 273


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Distance: 18km
Ascent: 1115m
Comments: 2
Views: 423


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Hewitts: Great Borne, Starling Dodd
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Distance: 17.7km
Ascent: 1270m
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Views: 623

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2019

Trips: 9
Distance: 118.9 km
Ascent: 6767m
Hewitts: 12
Wainwrights 15

2018

Trips: 13
Distance: 222.69 km
Ascent: 13168m
Hewitts: 29
Wainwrights 55

2017

Trips: 21
Distance: 244.75 km
Ascent: 14883m
Munros: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 25
Wainwrights 29

2016

Trips: 17
Distance: 213.5 km
Ascent: 12721m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Hewitts: 13
Wainwrights 12

2015

Trips: 19
Distance: 367.5 km
Ascent: 22089m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 45
Wainwrights 50

2014

Trips: 21
Distance: 424.5 km
Ascent: 27170m
Munros: 6
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 44
Wainwrights 57

2013

Trips: 34
Distance: 360.25 km
Ascent: 22306m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 3
Hewitts: 33
Wainwrights 54

2012

Trips: 33
Distance: 352.78 km
Ascent: 22683m
Munros: 4
Grahams: 3
Hewitts: 28
Wainwrights 34

2011

Trips: 18
Distance: 162.53 km
Ascent: 12643m
Munros: 5
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 7
Wainwrights 24

2010

Trips: 2
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 950m
Munros: 1
Hewitts: 1
Wainwrights 1


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