Wednesday 21st March 2007
The day started of with clear skies and as the wind had dropped it was noticeably warmer. As the high tops remained covered in snow and ice we opted to head out to Lank Rigg, a new area for us. With warm weather and tired legs this was a very slow walk that involved plenty of breaks in the sun.
Start: Coldfell Road (NY 0662 1305)
Distance: 8.75 miles Ascent: 679 metres Time Taken: 7 hours 20
Weather: Warm, blue sky and light winds.
Pub visited: Kirkstile Inn Ale Drunk: Loweswater Brewery, Grasmoor Dark Ale
Looking across to Flat Fell as we start to climb up Blakeley Raise.
Further up the, by now familiar, Isle of Man is visible.
Blakeley Raise's summit.
Looking across to Grike from Blakeley Raise.
Whoap (L) and Lank Rigg (R) with Caw Fell in the background.
Blakeley Raise from the start of the climb to Grike.
Grike's summit cairn and shelter where we took one of todays many leisurely breaks in the warm sunshine.
Crag Fell with Red Pike & High Stile visible behind it. To the left is Herdus.
Knock Murton (L) and Blake Fell (R).
L- R: Pillar, Wind Cove, Black Crag, Steeple and Scoat Fell.
Crag Fell's summit cairn.
Ennerdale from Crag Fell.
Herdus and Starling Dodd with Bowness Knott in front.
Lank Rigg's trig.
Looking across to Black Combe from Lank Rigg.
Caw Fell and Seatallan with Scafell between them.
As we started to descend Lank Rigg Scafell Pike came into view.
Kinniside's summit cairn with Lank Rigg behind.
Looking across to Latter Barrow from Kinniside.
Latter Barrow's three summit cairns.
What should have been the last two summits
of the day, Swarth Fell (L) and Burn Edge (R). To get to these
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