Thursday 26th October 2006

With gale force winds forecast for the tops of the fells we set off today fully prepared to turn back if the winds became too strong. When we reached the summit of Bleaberry Fell we were just about able to walk in the wind and decided to give up on reaching High Seat and instead dropped off the top, out of the wind, to make a slow return across the fell to Walla Crag.

Start: Great Wood car park (NY 2711 2126)

Route:

Great Wood car park - Walla Crag (134) - Bleaberry Fell (135) - Great Wood car park

Distance: 4.25 miles     Ascent: 607 metres      Time Taken: 4 hrs 30 mins

Weather: Very strong winds and plenty of showers.

Pub Visited: Banks Tavern, Keswick    Ale Drunk: Wychwood Hobgoblin

Route Map >>

 

Catbells

Looking across Derwent Water to Catbells from the ascent to Walla Crag.

Bleaberry Fell

Bleaberry Fell.

Blencathra & Walla Crag's summit

Blencathra only just in cloud from Walla Crag's summit.

Dodd

Dodd's summit lit up by the sun.

Skiddaw Massif

Across Keswick the Skiddaw Massif has its tops in the cloud.

Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake with the Winlatter fells to its left.

Catbells & Robinson

Robinson is visible behind Maiden Moor and Catbells.

Helvellyn Massif

Looking across to the Helvellyn Massif from Bleaberry Fell's summit shelter.

Cat Gill Falls

One of the falls on Cat Gill.

North Western Fells

The North Western fells clear of cloud.

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