Monday 9th February 2009

 

Start Point 1 : Windermere Hotel (SD 415 987)

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Distance : 1.3 miles Height Ascended : 110 metres

 

Route Map 1

 

A wet and murky glimpse of Windermere through the trees on the path from the Windermere Hotel up to Orrest Head

 

The memorial stone just below the summit

Looking northwest from Orrest Head (the viewing plaque sadly faded and vandalised with graffiti)

 

The view north up Troutbeck valley towards a sunlit and snowcapped Caudale Moor

 

Martha - Sour Howes and Sallows provide the background

 

Hetty and Martha

 

Mossy wall in Common Wood

 

 

 

Start Point 2 : Small layby (SD 413 961)

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Distance : 0.6 miles††††††††† Height Ascended : 70 metres

 

 

 

 

The summitof Brant Fell - Gateway to the Lakes !!

 

Windermere

Claife Heights over Belle Isle from Brant Fell

 

Brant Fellís northerly panorama

 

 

 

Start Point 3 : Ings (SD 445 987)

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Distance : 4.0 miles††††††††† Height Ascended : 190 metres

 

 

 

 

The Common from School Knott Plantation

 

Grandsire from School Knott

 

Martha practices her doggy-paddle in School Knott Tarn

 

School Knott Tarn

 

School Knott over School Knott Tarn

 

The sun eventually breaks through - looking down on Orrest Head from Grandsire

 

School Knott

 

Red Screes and Caudale Moor from Grandsire

 

Further round the view includes Kentmere Pike, Shipman Knotts and the Sleddale Fells