Thursday 8th March 2007

 

Start Point : Grasmere (NY 336 075)

                   

Distance : 6.4  miles         Height Ascended : 790 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

 

A look back over Grasmere on the ascent to Stone Arthur

 

Grasmere the lake and Grasmere the village

 

Hetty takes a rest near the summit of Stone Arthur

 

The views continue to open up as more height is gained - a first glimpse of Alcock Tarn to the left

 

Helm Crag and Steel Fell with the Langdale Pikes, High Raise and Ullscarf on the skyline

 

Miniature windbreak (?) below the summit of Stone Arthur

 

Something catches Hetty's attention

 

Stone Arthur now behind - Heron Pike to the left and Seat Sandal to the right and a super view in between.

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The view north from the summit of Great Rigg - Seat Sandal (l),  Dollywagon Pike (c) and Fairfield (r)

 

Rydal Beck snakes it way south.....

 

Heron Pike from Great Rigg

 

The ‘crook’ of the Fairfield Horseshoe - Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag and Dove Crag

 

Grasmere and Alcock Tarn

 

Hetty unsure of the way through

 

Alcock Tarn - Stone Arthur and Great Rigg  silhouetted behind

 

Grasmere from Grey Crag

 

Hetty tests the water in Alcock Tarn

 

Greenhead Gill.

The route taken earlier to Stone Arthur followed the line of the upper horizontal intake wall before

taking a more direct route to the summit and Great Rigg