Carrock Fell Thursday 4th September 2014

A walk that would enable me to build up the strength in my knee without risking too much steep descent. Carrock Fell offered us a good climb, a walk covering a decent distance and the all important relatively gentle descent.

Start: Calebeck (NY 3458 3584)

Route:

Calebreck - Carrock Fell - Cumbia Way - High Pike (TP) - Carrock Beck - Calebreck

Distance: 6.25 miles     Ascent: 528 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours 40 mins

Terrain: Generally on obvious paths

Weather: Warm but overcast

Pub Visited: Royal Oak, Braithwaite    Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland

Route Map >>

 

Carrock Fell

The first view of today's ascent up the side of Carrock Fell.

High Pike

High Pike, seen here in the distance, marks the furthest point of today's walk.

Rospow Hills

Looking back down the path towards the area marked on the map as Rospow Hills.

Carrock Fell's summit cairn

We didnít linger long at the summit cairn due to the numerous flys.

High Pike

The route to High Pike is straight forward, if a little boggy.

Carrock Fell

It's easy walking and we make quick time across the top.

High Pike

After skirting around part of the old mine works we join the Cumbria Way to make the short and easy ascent to High Pike's summit.

High Pike's Trig

High Pike's summit trig.

High Pike

The seat provided a convenient spot for lunch.

Old Fell

We head down the other side of High Pike towards the mines.

Sunny Bank

We follow the track down through the old mine workings before making the long walk back down the valley to the car.

Previous walk Whinlatter Forest Tuesday 2nd September 2014 <> Next walk Grike Saturday 6th September 2014

 

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