Date & Time: Saturday 30th September 2006. 1.45 pm start.

Location of Start : Whinlatter Pass, Cumbria Uk. ( NY 204 245 )

Places visited : Whinlatter, Tarbarrel Moss, Lords Seat, Broom Fell, Widow Hause, Graystones, Lorton's Kirk Fell . Scawgill Bridge to end.

Walk details : 5.5 mls, 1550 ft of ascent , 4 hrs.

Walked with : Jo Hall, Ann and the dogs, Jodie, Megan, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Fine and dry.

It was a nice day and Jo suggested a walk to Whinlatter top

so we combined this with a walk around some of the other north western fells.

   
Whinlatter start
Distant Mell Fell

We parked at the top of the pass . . . and made our way up through the forest tracks, climbing steadily up through the trees.

The top track took us to the forest edge, about a 100 metres or so below the top.

Up in the heather on the top of Whinlatter, we get fine views across to Keswick and Derwent Water

and the high ground of the Helvellyn Range in the far distance.

Jodie taking a break on Whinlatter. Skiddaw and Blencathra behind.

Looking across to Lords Seat.

This was our planned route, following the skyline from the trees in the centre, to the distant fells on the left.

Crossing below Tarbarrel Moss, there is a fine view down Aiken Beck and over to the last fell of the day, Kirk Fell, in the distance.

   
Navigating on the hoof, we chose a suitable forest track . . .
and found the gravel path up towards Lords Seat.

The old fence post on Lords Seat summit, with Bassenthwaite Lake and Binsey behind.

This large cairn dominates the summit of Broom Fell.

The walk continued along the ridge. This is part of the slightly complex summit area of Graystones.

Looking into the sun down the length of Lorton Vale to the Loweswater Fells.

Time to drop down to Scawgill Bridge, where Aiken Beck joins Blaze Beck.

The high fells opposite are Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crags, Ladyside Pike and Hopegill Head.

Scawgill Bridge and the end of our walk.

 

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Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon IXUS 400 Digital camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

This site best viewed with . . . a second car to avoid the climb back up to Whinlatter !

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