Tuesday 1st May 2007
(NY 163 192)
Bridge - Whin
Gasgale Crags -
East Top of Whiteside - Hopegill Head
Sand Hill -
Thirdgill Head Man
- Whiteless Breast - Low Bank -
- Rannerdale Bridge
Distance: 9.7 miles
Total Ascent: 1190 metres
Time Taken: 4 hours 15 minutes
Weather: Fine and sunny with a cool
breeze on the top again. 21oC.
Today's conditions were almost perfect.
Not a cloud in the sky, which was a beautiful azure, and the sun was
shining and warm - warm enough for shorts and t-shirt for the full
round. It was just me and Casper today, Angus stayed home and had a lie
in whilst Casper gave his new haircut a run out.
Grasmoor from Rannerdale Bridge at the start of the
The Loweswater Fells across Crummock Water.
Whiteside and Whin Benn - that's a steep way up!
Liza Beck and Loweswater.
Who is that skinny young thing looking towards
The Whiteside ridge.
The path to Hopegill Head with Grisedale Pike beyond
from the east top of Whiteside.
Looking back along the Hopegill Head arÍte to
Grasmoor from Sand Hill.
Skiddaw, Blencathra and the Coledale Valley from the
climb to Grasmoor.
Rannerdale Knotts from Grasmoor, the swathes of
Bluebells can be seen below it even from here.
Crag Hill and Sail from Wandope.
Grasmoor from Wandope.
Casper was all skin and bone beneath all that hair!
Heading for Whiteless Pike.
Looking back to Thirdgill Head and Wandope.
Crummock Water with Loweswater beyond.
Heading down for Rannerdale Knotts.
The view from Rannerdale Knotts summit.
Mellbreak across Crummock Water - straight in for
The famous Rannerdale Bluebells are in full force,
here looking to Grasmoor.
Whiteless Pike from Rannerdale.
All was sweet smelling here with the gorse and
One more shot of them.
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