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  3. 14-02-2016 16:02
Far better than the football

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

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Good photos MM, yep, good to be back on the hills, had a couple of leg stretchers last week, cycled from home up to Jockey Shield near Castle Carrock then walked round to Gairs, onto Cold Fell returning by way of Simmerson Hill and Talkin Fell, a couple of days later from Ennerdale over Herdus, Starling Dodd and Red Pike dropping back down to Ennerdale.
  1. 05-04-2021 11:10
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You cracked it MM, fantastic photos.
  1. 05-04-2021 11:58
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Great photos - thanks for posting.
Lovely feeling, isn't it, of being out on the tops early on? Feels like you have the hills all to yourself for an hour or two.
Am very envious!
  1. 05-04-2021 12:55
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Great photos - thanks for posting.
Lovely feeling, isn't it, of being out on the tops early on? Feels like you have the hills all to yourself for an hour or two.
Am very envious!


Best time of day to be up there, for my money. Sunrise (and the build up to it) take some beating. Sunset is also well worth the effort, but never quite as quiet as first thing in the morning. I’m lucky to live where I do, which makes an early morning jaunt much more accessible. Left the house at 05:00 and still had 20 minutes to chill (or freeze, more accurately) at the top of the hill before the sun appeared!
  1. 05-04-2021 13:08
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I've been itching to get out but got a bit of a niggle after two miles so I'm not sure I.m quite up to it yet. The idea is to start off slow and then build up which means if MRF comes along it's a 17-miler right off the bat.
  1. 05-04-2021 16:23
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An enjoyable walk from Grasmere over Stone Arthur, Great Rigg and Heron Pike, returned by way of Alcock Tarn

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  1. 07-04-2021 22:46
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Some good photos amang them, nice views up on those summits..Its back out in the tent next week for myself..i know exactly where i am heading as well...:)
  1. 07-04-2021 23:11
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Great photos YB.
Where are you off MRF?
I've been dreaming of the next walk for months and months. Am planning on walking up Eskdale and doing a round of the high fells at the head of the valley.
Can't wait.
  1. 08-04-2021 10:03
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Great photos YB.
Where are you off MRF?
I've been dreaming of the next walk for months and months. Am planning on walking up Eskdale and doing a round of the high fells at the head of the valley.
Can't wait.


This one, NCF?
References
  1. https://woolpack.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/The-Woolpack-Walk-Leaflet-1.pdf
  1. 08-04-2021 13:12
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Yes, something like that one, I think.
Have walked into Eskdale a bit to swim in the dubs but not up onto the tops from that valley.
Was going to leave 12 hours for it as it's a proper day out. Haven't walked the fells since the Summer now so may have to build up to that one! Not as fit as I used to be and carrying a bit of extra timber now..
  1. 08-04-2021 14:14
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The head of Eskdale is a great spot, one of my favourites, wild, quiet, scenic and some of the Lakes best walking, scrambling and climbing close at hand.
  1. 08-04-2021 14:53
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MansfieldMoonie...heading just south of Muncaster castle to a place, not high but should have some nice views and a sunset if its a clear evening..well away from the predictable spots folk will go.
  1. 09-04-2021 07:22
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Did a great walk on Wednesday, parked just North of Pooley Bridge, went up onto Bartons Fell, then Arthurs Pike, walked on the tops over Swarth Fell then came down a very steep bit to Howtown, then walked back all along the side of Ullswater to where we were parked.
Mrs was saying it was 10 miles, and my thighs are telling me the same thing this morning. :D
  1. 09-04-2021 09:20
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Did a great walk on Wednesday, parked just North of Pooley Bridge, went up onto Bartons Fell, then Arthurs Pike, walked on the tops over Swarth Fell then came down a very steep bit to Howtown, then walked back all along the side of Ullswater to where we were parked.
Mrs was saying it was 10 miles, and my thighs are telling me the same thing this morning. :D


Cracking route. l’m blessed in that I work on Ullswater, and live within a couple of hundred metres of its shore. Some phenomenal walking around here, and it’s been tough not taking advantage of lockdown and getting out on the fells whilst there’s been nobody around.

If you fancy a slightly longer (but even more spectacular) route, park in either Patterdale or Glenridding, then head for Boredale Hause. Take the path over Beda Fell, then go over Martindale Hause (a quick diversion from here up Hallin Fell is highly recommended), before rounding Hallin Fell to join the lakeshore path that leads back to Patterdale and Glenridding from Howtown. Around 12-13 miles in total, combining low and high level walking in stunning surroundings.
  1. 09-04-2021 17:21
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Did a great walk on Wednesday, parked just North of Pooley Bridge, went up onto Bartons Fell, then Arthurs Pike, walked on the tops over Swarth Fell then came down a very steep bit to Howtown, then walked back all along the side of Ullswater to where we were parked.
Mrs was saying it was 10 miles, and my thighs are telling me the same thing this morning. :D


Cracking route. l’m blessed in that I work on Ullswater, and live within a couple of hundred metres of its shore. Some phenomenal walking around here, and it’s been tough not taking advantage of lockdown and getting out on the fells whilst there’s been nobody around.

If you fancy a slightly longer (but even more spectacular) route, park in either Patterdale or Glenridding, then head for Boredale Hause. Take the path over Beda Fell, then go over Martindale Hause (a quick diversion from here up Hallin Fell is highly recommended), before rounding Hallin Fell to join the lakeshore path that leads back to Patterdale and Glenridding from Howtown. Around 12-13 miles in total, combining low and high level walking in stunning surroundings.


Cheers Mansfield, I'll give that one a try.
  1. 09-04-2021 17:52
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Had a jog around the aforementioned lakeshore path this morning. Still some small patches of ice on the damper parts of the path where the sun hadn’t reached, but a stunning morning with hardly a soul in sight. Pictures not up to the standard of previous ones from last week’s sunrise on the Helvellyn range!

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  1. 10-04-2021 12:55
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Pleasant view from the top of Blake yesterday morning.

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Oops!, file size must`ve been to much, another try.

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  1. 12-04-2021 16:35
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Did Blake not mind you taking the photo in a moment of passion ?
  1. 12-04-2021 16:34
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Did Blake not mind you taking the photo in a moment of passion ?


Dunno, didn`t ask
  1. 12-04-2021 16:36
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Parked at Thackthwaite, went up Low Fell on to Fellbarrow, round trip of 5.5 miles.
Crummock Water in the foreground and Buttermere in the distance, far largest hill is Great Gable
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  1. 12-04-2021 20:37
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The view from the top of Hardknott pass yesterday was cracking. Got my breath after the soul destroying cycle up there..took me 4 remounts ,the steep gradients were a killer and way beyond me. Need to do some fells over that way this year, less busy than usual honeypots
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I did wonder how you got on-no shame in getting off on Hardknott.Hope you got round
  1. 12-04-2021 22:27
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Parked at Thackthwaite, went up Low Fell on to Fellbarrow, round trip of 5.5 miles.
Crummock Water in the foreground and Buttermere in the distance, far largest hill is Great Gable


You'll have even bagged a couple of fells on the way to Fellbarrow Bry without even knowing it. I went up there in Sept '18 and remember it being very windy and nearly got blown over the edge where the cairn is on Low Fell.

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