Monday 19th June 2006
The low cloud and rain that had stopped us walking the day before continued today but as it was the last day we decided to head up to Black Combe anyway. At the start looking at the brightness out to sea we hoped the cloud might lift but Black Combe remained in cloud and was an exercise in navigation using a compass and GPS as visibility was often little more than a few feet.
Start: Beckside (SD 153 847)
Distance: 6.5 miles Ascent: 647 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 45 minutes
Weather: Low cloud with light rain towards the end.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
The Wicham Valley from the ascent to White Hall Knott.
The clouds lifted briefly to
give this view across the Duddon Estuary. The hills across the estuary are
The summit of White Hall Knott with Black Combe lost in cloud behind it.
White Combe from White Hall Knott.
White Combe summit.
Stoupdale Crags from Whitecombe Moss ........
............. by the time we reached the summit of Stoupdale Head the cloud had descended, so no views.
As we crossed Whitecombe Head the clouds lifted slightly to give this view of the valley below.
The summit of Black Combe. The
England flag on the floor had been placed on the trig point a few
We thought this was the summit
cairn on the South Top of Black Combe, the GPS was giving us the
White Hall Knott, from Black Combe, with the Coniston hills just visible in the background.
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