Monday 12th October 2009

 

Start Point : Kentmere Church (NY 456 041)

                   

Distance : 11.5 miles         Height Ascended : 1030 metres

 

Route Map

    

Badger Rock (Brock Stone) easily seen from the Garburn path

 

The early morning sun lights up Buck Crag – Garburn Pass

 

The short easy climb to the top of the Garburn Pass is rewarded with an extensive view to the west over Wansfell

 

Overlooking Troutbeck towards Black Combe and the Coniston Fells

 

‘What’s taking you so long?

 

Stony Cove Pike, Threshthwaite Mouth, Froswick, Ill Bell and todays first top Yoke

 

Ridges great and small

 

Windermere from the summit of Yoke - Sallows and Sour Howes immediately behind the cairn

 

Ill Bell and High Street from Yoke

 

Kentmere Reservoir reflections

 

Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell over Kentmere Reservoir

 

A splash of light on Lingmell Beck

 

Ill Bell

 

The multi-cairned top of Ill Bell

 

Looking south-west from Ill Bells’ southern cairn

 

Thornthwaite Crag (Froswick below) and High Street from Ill Bell’s northern top

 

The silhouetted Helvellyn range beyond a sunlit Caudale Moor

 

Froswick

 

The head of Kentmere and a fine array of mountain tops including Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell

 

The top of the Nan Bield Pass and the distant northern Pennines between Mardale  Ill Bell and Harter Fell

 

Looking ‘through’ Threshthwaite Mouth from the summit of Froswick includes a glimpse of Ullswater and a distant view of Blencathra

 

Looking down Trout Beck and over Troutbeck Tongue and Wansfell from the short climb up to the summit of Thornthwaite Crag

 

Thornthwaite Beacon

 

A short distance below the beacon offers this great view across Threshthwaite Mouth and down Pasture Bottom - the background’s not bad either

 

The ridge between Stony Cove Pike and Hartsop Dodd over Threshthwaite Mouth

 

Gateway to Gable

 

Violet adds scale to the magnificent column

that marks the summit of Thornthwaite Crag

 

Hayeswater...................................

 

……………………........and High Street

 

Haweswater  from Mardale Ill Bell

 

Haweswater and Small Water from the Nan Bield ridge

 

 A Double Yoke

 

The wall shelter  at the top of Nan Bield Pass

 

Looking back up to the Nan Bield Pass after a quick descent

 

The western leg of the Kentmere Horseshoe over Kentmere Reservoir

 

Looking up to the head of Kentmere

 

Kentmere Head

 

Weirs below the reservoir

 

Shipman Knotts across upper Kentmere

 

Kentmere Pike over Tongue Scar - upper Kentmere

 

Hollow Moor

 

Kentmere Pike

 

St Cuthberts Church Kentmere