Shipman Knotts and Kentmere Pike

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Kentmere Pike, Shipman Knotts
Hewitts: Kentmere Pike
Date walked: 30/10/2019
Distance: 9.8km
Ascent: 558m
Views: 139

Sour Howes and Sallows

Wainwrights: Sallows, Sour Howes

Date walked: 29/10/2019

Time taken: 3.75 hours

Distance: 10.6km

Ascent: 403m

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A gentle walk today to try out Lorraine's new knee support. We planned to climb Sour Howes and Sallows via the Dubbs Road, reducing the amount of ascent and descent needed and giving us the potential to abandon the walk early if needed. As it turned out, the knee support seems to work well and no such early escapes were needed.

ImageParked at Moor Howe

We parked at the end of the Dubbs Road - there were already a few cars parked there but we were able to find a spot.

ImageFirst view of Sour Howes

The walk along Dubbs Road was very easy - barely perceptible gradient and good surface underfoot. After passing the reservoir and continuing for another half mile or so, we came to an unusual stile giving access to the path up to Sour Howes.

ImagePanorama of Troutbeck

Just after leaving the road and a few yards off the path there is a great viewpoint with views over Windemere and Troutbeck.


ImageYoke, Ill Bell and Froswick

Some nice views ahead of the Yoke-Ill Bell-Froswick ridge that we climbed on Sunday.

Before too long we were on top of Sour Howes, and not very long after on Sallows.

ImagePathetic cairn on Sallows

The summit cairn on Sour Howes was a bit pathetic, but the one on Sallows was just ridiculous. Lorraine tried to add a stone but the wind blew it off again.

ImageSour Howes from Sallows

Looking back the way we came.

ImageView from Sallows

The views over towards the Conistion area, and of the Scafell group, were great. I think that's Great Gable sticking up there too.

ImageBack at the Garburn Road

The path down from Sallows to the Garburn Road was direct and steep but very short. No stile over the fence at the road, which was a little annoying.

After that it was an easy stroll back down along the Garburn Road then Dubbs Road and back to the car. Lorraine's knee held up well, so we may be able to get back to something a bit longer tomorrow.

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Grey Crag and Tarn Crag

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Grey Crag, Tarn Crag (Far Eastern Fells)
Hewitts: Grey Crag, Tarn Crag
Date walked: 28/10/2019
Distance: 9.34km
Ascent: 526m
Views: 682

Kentmere half-horseshoe

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Froswick, Ill Bell, Mardale Ill Bell, Yoke
Hewitts: Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke
Date walked: 27/10/2019
Distance: 18.2km
Ascent: 944m
Views: 718

Troutbeck Tongue

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Troutbeck Tongue
Date walked: 26/10/2019
Distance: 12.5km
Ascent: 366m
Views: 536

Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Eagle Crag, Sergeant's Crag
Date walked: 25/10/2018
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 638m
Comments: 4
Views: 1931

Great Crag and Ullscarf

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Great Crag, Ullscarf
Hewitts: Ullscarf
Date walked: 24/10/2018
Distance: 12.18km
Ascent: 614m
Comments: 1
Views: 739

High Tove, Armboth Fell and High Seat

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Armboth Fell, High Seat, High Tove
Date walked: 22/10/2018
Distance: 9.28km
Ascent: 491m
Views: 1147

Raven Crag

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Raven Crag
Date walked: 21/10/2018
Distance: 5.82km
Ascent: 356m
Views: 195

Bleaberry Fell

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Bleaberry Fell
Date walked: 20/10/2018
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 580m
Comments: 1
Views: 581


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