Wednesday 2nd May 2007

 

Start Point : Maggie’s Bridge (NY 134 210)

                   

Distance : 8.3  miles         Height Ascended : 780 metres

 

Route Map

 

Darling Fell & Low Fell from the track just above High Nook Farm

 

Highnook Tarn below Black Crag - Hen Comb behind to the left

 

The northern end  of Loweswater from above Holme Wood –

the Scottish hills in the far distance

 

Burnbank Fell summit cairn and the view towards the coastal strip near Egremont and Cleator Moor,

the Isle of Man visible in the far distance…………….

 

……....and the view in the opposite direction taking in Whiteside and Grasmoor with Skiddaw far left

 

Knock Murton and Cogra Moss from the summit of Blake Fell

 

Bruce poses for a summit shot on Blake Fell

 His two companions today, Millie and Martha, never stayed still long enough!!

 

Westerly panorama from the summit of Blake Fell

 

Whiteoak Moss the normally wet and boggy hause separating Gavel Fell and Hen Comb

*      surprising dry underfoot today after the prolonged dry spell

 

Hen Comb from the lower southern slope of Gavel Fell

 

Buttermere and surrounding fells from Hen Comb

 

Looking north along the Hen Comb ridge towards Loweswater

 

Mellbreak from the summit of Hen Comb

 

The Vale of Lorton

 

Loweswater from Little Dodd

 

Mosedale

 

A last look back to Hen Comb from the lower end of Mosedale Beck

 

Martha and Bruce cool off in Mosedale Beck.

(‘feat of daring’, nor ‘the need to take boots and stockings off’ (AW), not required to cross this beck today)

 

Whiteside and Grasmoor from near Kirkgate Farm