Tuesday 21st August 2007
Despite waking up to sunshine by the time we had packed the tent away and reached the start of the walk the sun had disappeared and the cloud was looking like it was going nowhere all day. There were plenty of people at Aira Force but we soon found ourselves leaving them behind as we headed up Green Hill and made a boggy crossing to Gowbarrow's summit. Once we left Gowbarrow Fell and headed to Great Meldrum we were to see no-one until we disturbed a young couple who thought they had Watermillock Fell's summit to themselves!
Start: Park Brow (NY 3977 2056)
Park Brow - Aira Force - Green Hill (204) -
Gowbarrow Fell (205) - Great Meldrum (206) -
Little Meldrum (207)
Distance: 7.25 miles Ascent: 638 metres Time Taken: 5 hours 35 minutes
Weather: A grey day with low clouds.
Pub visited: The Brackenrigg Inn, Watermillock Ale Drunk: Copper Dragon Brewery, Challenger IPA
Looking across to Birk Fell and High Dodd, with Place Fell in cloud.
Zooming in on one of the steamers on Ullswater.
Hallin Fell from the climb up Green Hill.
Looking along Ullswater from the same
Waternillock Common one of the view fells clear of any cloud.
Gowbarrow Fell's summit trig, as we reached it the cloud descended on it so no views.
Heading towards Great Meldrum across a boggy Gowbarrow Fell.
Watermillock Fell is the highest point on the left whilst Little Meldrum is to the right, between the trees.
Great Mell Fell nearly clear of cloud.
Little Mell Fell from Little Meldrum's summit.
Can you spot the difference?
A rather nice looking church building, not sure of its name.
Watermillock Fell looks more impressive and less like a small bump from the path below it.
The 'view' along Ullswater from Yew Crag.
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