Tuesday 6th February 2007
Start point: Kentmere
(NY 456 041)
Kentmere - Garburn Pass -
Ill Bell -
Mardale Ill Bell
- Nan Bield Pass -
Harter Fell -
Kentmere Pike -
Shipman Knotts - Kentmere
Distance: 12 miles
Total Ascent: 1100 metres
Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Sunny and clear with high
Another fine and sunny day! It was even
colder than ever in the valley this morning as temperatures struggled to
get above zero - once up onto the fells however, it was really quite
warm again in the sun. Only Casper for company today; Angus had a day
off for a good sleep after the previous few days excursions!
Blue sky climbing the Garburn Road.
Heading across to Yoke.
Looking back to Windermere, the early morning mist
still hanging on the lake.
The Coniston fells from the southern end of Yoke.
Looking west to the Scafells.
The route ahead is Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and
Ill Bell from Yoke.
A lovely panorama from Yoke with Black Combe on the
distant left, the Coniston fells over to Crinkle Crags and the Scafells
with Great Gable and Pillar distant right.
Harter Fell from the frozen summit tarn on Yoke.
The route of the return leg - Mardale Ill Bell, the
Nan Bield Pass and Harter Fell over Kentmere Reservoir.
The view from Ill Bell.
Climbing to Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag beyond.
Red Screes over Caudale Moor with Lingmoor Fell,
Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell beyond.
Mardale Ill Bell and Kentmere Common across Kentmere.
Harter Fell from Froswick.
Heading along the frozen Thornthwaite Crag summit
Looking south-west from Thornthwaite Crag with Bow
Fell distant centre.
Fairfield and Helvellyn.
Striding Edge and Helvellyn.
Bow Fell with the Langdale Pikes in front and the
Fairfield and Dollywaggon Pike.
Rest Dodd and The Knott across Hayeswater.
Casper on the summit of Mardale Ill Bell, Haweswater
and The Pennines beyond.
Haweswater and the easterly view from Mardale Ill
Looking back to Thornthwaite Crag.
The flat top of Harter Fell ahead.
Small Water in shadow.
The climb to Harter Fell across Nan Bield Pass.
Looking back to Mardale Ill Bell and High Street.
High Street and Rough Crag with a glimpse of Blea
Water from Harter Fell, Rampsgill Head and Kidsty Pike to the right.
The westerly view from the summit of Harter Fell.
Heading to Kentmere Pike.
Kentmere from Shipman Knotts.
Longsleddale from the descent of Shipman Knotts.
Kentmere from Stile End.
Fell ponies in Kentmere.
Hollow Moor, Green Quarter and Low Bridge from
5th February 2007
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