Thursday 10th May 2007
Verge parking at the end of the lane near
Roehead - Ketley Gate -
Heugh Scar - Roehead
Distance: 2.5 miles
Total Ascent: 160 metres
Time Taken: 45 minutes
Weather: Wind and rain. 11oC.
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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