Friday 29th January 2010

 

Start Point : Patterdale (NY 395 159)

Distance : 7.6 miles Height Ascended : 770 metres

 

Route Map

A first look back to Birkhouse Moor and Sheffield Pike from the first part of the walk up to Boredale Hause

 

Glenridding

 

Height is quickly gained and the views behind become more extensive

 

At Boredale Hause the panoramic view of The Eastern Fells dominates

 

Several pockets of deep snow still remain at mid-height............................

 

…………………….but it looks like the higher fells have had another light dusting overnight

 

Eventually the slog up Place Fell’s Steel Edge offers an extensive view northwestwards towards the Northern Pennines

 

Place Fell summit now in view together with Hetty and Violet who continue to run off their seemingly endless energy

 

Same view dog-free

 

Place Fell's Ordnance Survey column

 

Towards the foot of Ullswater

 

No summit pose today from the canine twosome

 

An clear and excellent view across the small summit cairn includes the whole of the Helvellyn range

 

And again

 

The Helvellyn range

 

Looking up Glencoyne from the beginning of the descent towards Low Moss

 

A distant Blencathra over Watermillock Common

 

High Dodd above Low Moss

 

The semi-derelict sheepfold at Low Moss - my route from here was to the left of High Dodd down past the old quarry workings

 

Old quarry building below High Hodd - Little Mell Fell through the gap

 

Ullswater and Hallin Fell

 

A contrast in light and shade across Gowbarrow Fell

 

Glencoyne beyond Norfolk Island

 

Gowbarrow Fell from Silver Crag

 

Across Ullswater to Glencoyne Brow

 

Place Fell from near Side Farm