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Thursday 10th May 2007

Start point: Verge parking at the end of the lane near Roehead (NY 479 236)

Roehead - Ketley Gate - Heughscar Hill (507) (OF) - Heugh Scar - Roehead

Distance: 2.5 miles     Total Ascent: 160 metres     Time Taken: 45 minutes

Weather: Wind and rain. 11oC.

Route Map

Today I really wanted to do a long walk but the weather put paid to that idea as it was absolutely miserable with heavy rain backed by strong winds. I took the opportunity to walk a fell I haven't done before at the northern end of Ullswater above Pooley Bridge; the going was really easy and this would be a good family walk if you are ever in the area. I'm sure the view of Ullswater would be much better on a sunny day! There is not much in the way of photos today but I think it will give you an idea of the conditions encountered on the walk.

Looking to Barton Fell - Arthur's Pike being the highest point - from the bridleway to Helton. Looks like the rain is coming in again.

This large cairn denotes the crossroads where the old High Street Roman road crosses the bridleway.

A prominent boundary marker, the way to Heughscar Hill is immediately beyond this to the left.

Casper waits for me as the rains abates for a minute and there is the merest glimpse of a bright sky.

On the summit of Heughscar Hill, the wind is really blowing now and the rain is belting down.

Just in case you were in any doubt!

Hallin Fell and Ullswater.

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