Thursday 5th May 2005
Start point: Lanthwaite Green (NY
Lanthwaite Green - Whin
East Top of Whiteside
(351) - Hopegill Head
Sand Hill -
Thirdgill Head Man
- Whiteless Breast - Low Bank -
- Rannerdale - Lanthwaite Green
Distance: 10.1 miles
Total Ascent: 1943 metres
Time Taken: 3 hours 55 minutes
Weather: Dull and overcast, rain later. 10oC.
The cloud was lying heavily on the higher
tops today, so I knew there wouldn't be any views from my round of
Grasmoor. The wind was howling and quite cold, there was a great moment
descending to Whiteless Pike when the mist cleared all of a sudden and I
was rewarded with great views; five minutes later the mist and drizzle
closed back in. I descended Rannerdale Knotts into Rannerdale to see the
famous Bluebells, now in bloom and well worth a visit.
Whin Ben with Whiteside lost in the mist behind.
Mellbreak across Crummock Water.
The arÍte to Hopegill Head is a mini-Striding Edge,
totally lost in the clag today.
A bit of a breeze on Thirdgill Head Man!
Descending through the mist to Whiteless Pike.
Mellbreak and Crummock Water.
Looking back to Thirdgill Head Man, left, and Wandope to
Crummock Water and Loweswater.
Loweswater, Crummock Water and the Loweswater Fells from
Whiteless Pike from Rannerdale Knotts.
The Bluebells are out at Rannerdale...
...lots of them.
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