Saturday, 25 April 2015

Saturday 25th April

A short run out from the house this morning in between the showers.  The heavy clouds scudding across the fields made for some dramatic lighting Smile

 

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Newly ploughed fields and shimmering grasses after the rain

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Dramatic skies and light everywhere – even the muck heap looked good lol : )

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Love the gentle rolling fields and that hedge on the crest of the hillock

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Sunday 19th April - High Raise from Rosthwaite

After the glorious sunshine of yesterday a grey cold wind followed us up Greenup Gill from the hamlet of Rosthwaite.  A short walk to stretch the legs before the journey home.  A visit to Lining Crag, on to Greenup Edge before gaining the summit of High Raise : )

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All eyes are on us as we head up Greenup Gill

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with its many pools and waterfalls

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Looking back down to Borrowdale

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A figure on Lining Crag – someone’s beaten us to the top

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Ian on Lining Crag

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Summit of Low White Stones with Buttermere in the distance

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Glaramara catching a rare glimpse of sunshine with Great Gable in the cloud beyond – from the summit of HIgh Raise

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Heading down past an ancient hawthorne

Friday, 10 April 2015

Hard Knot

Another stunning day for a walk up from Brotherkeld through the Roman Fort – Mediobogdum at Hard Knot and up to the fells beyond with spectacular views across to the Sca Fells and Mickledore Smile

 

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Our digs the Fell and Rock Climbing Club Hut Brackenclose, Wasdale

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The garden with morning mist all around   

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The view down to Wast Water             

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and in the other direction across Lingmell Gill to Kirk Fell           

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The track down to the Lake

A drive round the valleys through Eskdale to Brotherkeld and then the climb up through the Roman fort to Hard Knott fell

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The Roman Fort with Hard Knott Fell beyond  and top right                       

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Looking back to Harter Fell above the inversion from Hard Knott             

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The highest mountain in England Sca Fell Pike on the right of the gap of Mickledore and Sca Fell to it’s left both still holding onto a smattering of snow taken from the summit

of Hard Knott Fell

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and again with cloud pouring through the gap of Mickledore

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Holly tree                                                 

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Taw House with Hard Knott Fell behind              

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Evening light on Wast Water from Brackenclose          

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Evening at Wasdale Head – Lingmell Cottage with Great Gable behind

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Saturday 4th April

Perfect sunshine to accompany us over Illgill Head and Whin Rigg returning  via the waterfalls feeding Burnmoor Tarn – a glorious day Smile

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                                                    View from the  front  door of Bracken Close

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Looking up to Illgill Head                         

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Wast Water from  the front door                                 

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Sellafield from Whin Rigg

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Yewbarrow (centre) Great Gable (right)

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With Ian at the waterfalls near Burnmoor Tarn                                                                 

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Gorse at the Lakeshore                                                 

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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Good Friday at Wasdale

 

Arriving in Wasdale Thursday night forecast for Friday didn’t look promising and so it turned out to be.  Rain and waterproofs on we set out to bag a few Birketts before heading back to Wasdale and a trot over Buckbarrow by which time the evening sun was chasing the storm clouds away and producing a gem of an evening Smile

 

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Evening sunshine on Wastwater

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Storm clouds clearing towards the Scafells

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Yewbarrow mid-left towers over Wastwater

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The Screes, washed clean and catching the evening sunshine