Sunday, 14 February 2016
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Far better than the football

Red tarn from low spying how bottled striding edge due to the wind :lol:

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2 years ago
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#222137
Is that from the back way Alan?

Been up twice before but both times from Wasdale Head way and up the narrow path up the gully.

I suppose it's good to get up there before the summer queues!
2 years ago
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#222138
Is that last post littered with innuendo's or is it just me?
2 years ago
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#222139
Just your filthy mind lad.
2 years ago
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#222140
Is that from the back way Alan?

Been up twice before but both times from Wasdale Head way and up the narrow path up the gully.

I suppose it's good to get up there before the summer queues!


From Seathwaite Wukkie round the back of Great End up to the Pike then down Corridor Route to Styhead.

Shots from Friday after new year.

I choose Seathwaite as it's the Easiest way to get there from Carlisle as Wasdale is a pain to get to and the busiest route.

Given choice it would be doing it from Whahouse Eskdale a stunning route by either Little Narrowcove or Cam Spout Crag (allow a full day)
2 years ago
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#222141
Just your filthy mind lad.


I once took my wife up the Hardknott Pass on my birthday. She said that's not going to happen again any time soon.
2 years ago
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#222142
Garn senile Wukkie lol....in June 2011 we walked the corridor route to be greeted by a hailstones whiteout ont top...then helped a woman ont way down get directed to Wasdale as she was gonna end up in Borrowdale
2 years ago
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#222143
Nice day on the fells Monday. From Mungrisedale over Bowscale Fell then onto Blencathra, just a steady day, no epics on Sharp Edge or owt like that.
A nice start to the day
https://i.postimg.cc/sx3KYLRw/01-Blencathra.jpg

Good view from the top? - Nope!!!!
https://i.postimg.cc/KYXP7WPB/02-Blencathra.jpg

A bit better on the way down.
https://i.postimg.cc/SKWWgGd5/03-Blencathra.jpg
2 years ago
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#222144
Back up the Pike last weekend first bit of ice and snow to deal with :-)
Lingmell was mint too.

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2 years ago
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#222145
Probably the worst half term week for weather I've experienced in Cumbria for the 25-30 years I've been coming up.
Usually there's a good day here and there in a bad spell but with the wind, rain, hail, sleet, wind, rain, hail and sleet it was tough going out and about.
Such strong winds made it hard to get anywhere near the tops and paths, tracks and fields were sodden.
Still, managed to get out and about in the valleys in the Northern Lakes - Southerndale, Wythop, Dash and Barkbethdale - and onto the lower slopes and foothills of Skiddaw, Sale, Brae Fell, Dodd and Longlands.
Probably didn't get above 500 or 600 ft but still great to be out and about getting blown around with Rooks, Buzzards and Fieldfares for company.
Coming in sodden, frozen and windswept makes you appreciate the woodburner and Loweswater Gold all the more.
Despite the weather an hour or two on the hills can still make you feel like the luckiest man alive.
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2 years ago
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#222146
Helvellyn Sunday

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2 years ago
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#222147
Still full winter conditions up there which sadly a few naive folk think otherwise

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2 years ago
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#222148
Was up Arthurs Seat on tuesday gone.Nice way to celebrate my birthday...stayed well away from the action at Easter road that night..Cracking views from the tophttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200308/d5fd2feeeace51bc3cf6d6b27d9914d4.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200308/e938adfd6c8d91e380b0496793e2d739.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200308/07af284cddb06d1393779b0ad6892684.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200308/4354ba600e06d777a0b75545b43544c7.jpg

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2 years ago
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#222149
"Was up Arthur's Seat on tuesday gone".

Is that a West Cumbrian euphemism?
2 years ago
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#222150
I`m pleased I managed a few hillwalks in the brief weather windows between the turn of the year and the recent lockdown, looks like the hills will be out of bounds for some time, unless you`re fortunate enough to live in the Lake District and have a hill at the bottom of the garden.

Anyway a few photos.

Always a pleasure to visit Helvellyn.

https://i.postimg.cc/G3Z79TNz/01-2007-03-20-04-Helvellyn.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/sXFFzHp9/02-2007-03-20-08-Helvellyn.jpg

A great day out, from Glen Nevis up onto the Mamores.

https://i.postimg.cc/Y05bV0Tp/03-2010-04-24-03-Steall.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/j5pR8QqC/04-2010-04-24-20-Sgurr-a-Mhaim.jpg
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A couple of days visit to Glen Shiel and mounting the Sisters, oh yes!!!
https://i.postimg.cc/50DQJCgF/06-2011-02-25-07-Eilean-Donan.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/7Ltbw29n/07-2011-02-26-09-Sisters.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/QdtBBDtb/08-2011-02-26-24-John-on-Fhuaran.jpg


Back to the beautiful Lakes, and a walk over Robinson and Dale Head.
https://i.postimg.cc/ncv8v9sV/09-2012-02-19-06-Newland-Valley.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/FsJSGNmH/10-2012-02-19-15-Dale-Head.jpg

And possibly my last hillwalk for some time, last Saturday from Threlkeld over Clough Head and Great Dodd.
https://i.postimg.cc/jd5DkKb7/11-IMG-2625.jpg

Gonna need a haircut soon, maybe some carrots and sugar lumps as well.
https://i.postimg.cc/52PdKdf6/12-IMG-2643.jpg
2 years ago
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#222151
Will be interesting to see what impact the quarantine has on the busy footpaths in the Lakes-many will be getting a proper rest for the first time in a long long time
2 years ago
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#222152
I did Barrow - Stile End - Outerside last Monday. First time I'd been out this year. Haven't a clue how to put pics up anymore now Tinypic has ceased to be.
2 years ago
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#222153
Wukkie, try postimage.org, when the web page comes up, click on "choose Images", that gives access to your photo files, pick your picture and open it, your photo will upload onto the screen, then click on the "share" button and that will give a range of options for the size of your photo.
Pick your option and click to "copy", return to your post on the forum and click to "paste" your image.
2 years ago
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#222155
Quiz

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2 years ago
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#222156
Cant work out why the middle bit of 8 is a wave ?
2 years ago
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#222160
Eventually, after I used hotlinks for forums. :-D

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2 years ago
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#222161
Not exactly on the fells, but some photos of the sunset this evening.

https://i.postimg.cc/mg3ZCXJG/2020-05-03-01-Sunset.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/9F6tr05n/2020-05-03-02-Sunset.jpg

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2 years ago
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#222162
Pot of gold in Denton Holme earlier on.
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2 years ago
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#222163
Finished work.at 8..but enough time to take in the sunset on the promenadehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200503/a46837a7d7db2e5bdcd795e1df41216a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200503/ccac3d1a4c3b64f6e6db6acda17af0ab.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200503/54615db42fd18587411eba1255aa461b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200503/246def7c3e3b8b412d4dd84fe2ffc0c3.jpg

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2 years ago
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#222164
Terry Abraham's latest film on Helvellyn was supposed to be premiered last night but instead he put up an hour long video on this great fell to remind us how wonderful it is to get out in the hills. https://www.facebook.com/184529084921733/videos/vb.184529084921733/238432810587313/?type=2&theater
2 years ago
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#253020
So good to be back in the Cumbrian hills. What an inspiring and beautiful landscape.
First walk back on the fells and with long days of light to be had I thought I'd walk up Pillar from Ennerdale. I'd walked it from Wasdale but thought I'd make a real day of it.
Parked up at the head of Ennerdale water and then cycled 3 or 4 miles along the valley towards the Black Sail Youth Hostel through the evergreens. I'm not much of a cyclist but how enjoyable it was. I'm sure some on here know this track but it was my first time along it and what a joy it was. Highly recommended.
I had expected not to like Ennerdale with the plantations but I thought it was absolutely beautiful.
Stashing the bike in the woods the walk began up through the trees and out onto the fells. I took a route up Wind Gap between Pillar and Scot Fell and it was awful. A couple of hours up a non existent path through scree, boulders, rock and bog. One of the toughest ascents I've done.
From the photos you can see the route up to Pillar – the dip between Pillar on the left and Black Crags and Scoat Fell on the right.
When you finally get to the top of the gap a jaw dropping view down into Mosedale and Wasdale appears and the Scafells and Gable dominate a stunning view.
After the drudge up there's a really nice pull up onto Pillar itself with great views down into Ennerdale and across the Buttermere Fells.
Back along to Wind Gap and up onto Scoat Fell and then Steeple.
It was a wonderful place to be for a few hours. Really wonderful.
The descent back down into Ennerdale was long. Rocky and boggy and so hard on the knees.
A couple of miles back through the forest and then the cycle back to the car.
Took me 9 and a half hours in total and probably the most tiring walk I've done. I wouldn't walk up Pillar from Ennerdale again by this route but there's a nice looking ridge leading up to Steeple which looks a much better alternative than the way I took.
It's a wonderful place to be up on Pillar and I'd recommend it to anyone as I would a walk along the River Liza through the trees in Ennerdale.
Nothing quite like a pint of ale in the evening remembering a long day in the hills.
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