Thursday 15th May 2008
John wanted a day off walking but was happy to drop me off at the top of Wrynose Pass so as that I could do a linear walk that I have wanted to do for a long time now but never really expected to get the chance to do. Starting at Wrynose Pass I was planning on walking along the Great Carrs Ridge, onto the Old Man and then across to Dow Crag to follow the ridge to the Walna Scar Road and then, if time permitted, to carry onto White Pike before dropping down the Walna Scar Road to Long House.
Start: Three Shires Stone (NY 2772 0274)
Three Shires Stone - Wet Side Edge - Hell Gill Pike (241) - Little Carrs -
Great Carrs (242) - Swirl How - Great
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 851 metres Time Taken: 6 hours 15 minutes
Terrain: Good paths.
Weather: Generally warm but a cold breeze on the summits.
Pub visited: Newfield Inn, Seathwaite Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland
The Path Fairies working on the path to Wet Side Edge.
Looking across to the Pike O'Blisco as I make my way up the path.
Looking along Wrynose Bottom to Harter Fell and Hard Knott.
Once I reached Wet Side Edge the views
were quite extensive, here looking
The first summit of the day, Hell Gill Pike.
Looking across to Wetherlam as I walk past Little Carrs summit and ignore it.
Looking along the ridge to Swirl How from
Great Carrs summit.
The memorial on Broad Slack to the crew of
the Halifax Bomber that crashed here on October 22nd 1944.
Looking back to Great Carrs from Swirl How.
It was whilst I was looking down Prison Band to Wetherlam that I realised that I had done it several years ago when I was starting to walk in the Lakes. All I remember is that it was a bitterly cold October day with a strong wind on the summit and that I opted to take the path down to Levers Water rather than continue to Wetherlam due to the fading light. I had run out of time as I'd had discovered, when I was at Swirl How, that I had left my GPS on the path at Levers Hause so I'd had to go back for it.
Great How's summit.
Levers Water and Coniston Water from Swirl How.
Looking across Levers Hause to Brim Fell with the Old Man behind.
Seathwaite Tarn looks like it has a considerable amount of water missing.
Looking back along my route, so far, from Brim Fell's summit.
Brim Fell's summit cairn. It was from here
that I noticed a sudden increase in the number
Looking towards the Old Man's summit from Brim Fell.
Looking down on the more popular tourist route to the Old Man's summit.
There were free drinks being given away on
the summit today as part of a promotion of
Brim Fell from the Old Man's summit.
Low Water and Wetherlam from Coniston Old Man's s summit.
Goat's Water from Goat's Hause.
Looking across to Coniston Old Man's summit from the summit of Dow Crag.
Looking along the ridge to Buck Pike from
Dow Crag. I was to meet no-one as I
Brown Pike and Blind Tarn from Buck Pike's summit.
Buck Pike from Brown Pike's summit.
Looking back to Brown Pike from Walna Scar's summit.
White Maiden's summit cairn with Coniston Old Man to the right and Buck Pike and Dow Crag to the left.
Looking back to Walna Scar and Dow Crag from White Maiden.
White Maiden , the summit is at the top of the wall.
The final summit of the day, White Pike.
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