Tuesday 20th September 2005
Start point: Blengdale (NY 085
Stone Pike (406)
(407) - Blengdale
Distance: 7.3 miles
Total Ascent: 382 metres
Time Taken: 2 hours 15 minutes
Weather: Generally clear with sunny intervals. 15oC.
Today's walk was from Blengdale on the
very western edge of the Lake District at Gosforth up to Ponsonby Fell,
a Wainwright Outlying fell and later we had another short walk to Cold
Fell from Coldfell Gate. Wainwright said of Ponsonby Fell 'There are no
fells not worth climbing, but Ponsonby Fell is very nearly in this
category...'. Personally I think he must have gone up there on a bad day
because there are some good views with an interesting perspective of the
Scafells. See what you think...
The river Bleng.
Ponsonby Fell from Blengdale Forest.
The view from Ponsonby Fell. Select on
the image for a larger version.
An interesting perspective of the cleft
of Mickledore between Scafell and Scafell Pike from Ponsonby Fell.
Looking across to Stone Pike and
Lank Rigg from the col between Ponsonby
Fell and Swainson Knott.
The high fells from the summit of Stone
Pike, which is enclosed by a wall.
Cold Fell from Stone Pike.
Angus on the summit of Swainson Knott.
Gosforth Cross standing in the
churchyard at Gosforth. It is 14 feet high and thought to date from the
from Coldfell Gate
As we were up that way, it seemed a shame
on such a nice day to return home early, so we had another short walk to
Cold Fell from Coldfell Gate.
Cold Fell from Coldfell gate.
Seatallan, Haycock and Caw Fell from
Looking across to the West Cumbrian
coast with Egremont below and Whitehaven beyond.
On the summit of Cold Fell.
Kinniside Common from Cold Fell with
Lank Rigg to the right.
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