Thursday 18th October 2007
Start point: Grasmere (NY 337
Grasmere - Easedale -
Tarn Crag -
Sergeant Man -
Silver How - Grasmere
Distance: 9.7 miles
Total Ascent: 850 metres
Time Taken: 5 hours
Weather: Generally bright. 13oC.
Today I met up with Andy Lang nice and early
for a walk around Easedale and up onto High Raise, the
centre of the Lake District. It was very clear this morning
but the best of the sunshine was early on and once up onto
High Raise the wind was icy. On the way up to Grasmere, all
the stretches of water I passed were covered in a
thick blanket of mist - here comes winter.
All was frozen in Easedale before the sun
...but when it did, it certainly gave a
lovely golden glow.
Looking into Easedale from the top falls of
Beginning the climb of the Tarn Crag ridge -
the second peak from the left is the summit.
Autumn in Far Easedale.
Easedale Tarn with reflected contrail.
Casper summits Tarn Crag - hot work in the
Looking over to Helvellyn from Tarn Crag,
Gibson Knott and Steel Fell in the foreground.
Looking into the sun, Grasmere and Windermere
under a thick blanket of mist.
Codale Tarn from the Tarn Crag ridge with the
Coniston fells beyond.
The Helvellyn massif from Codale Head.
On the skyline are Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and
the Scafells with the pointed Sergeant Man in the middle
Great Gable and Pillar beyond the Glaramara
ridge from High Raise.
Scafell Pike and Great End above Langstrath.
Skiddaw and Blencathra from High Raise,
Derwent Water covered in mist. High Raise is the central
point of the Lake District and there are great views from
A close-up of Skiddaw and Derwent Water.
Casper finds a comfortable place to sit on
Fleetwith Pike in the centre with the High
Stile ridge behind.
Looking back to the grassy dome of High Raise
from Sergeant Man.
Descending Sergeant Man.
Stickle Tarn and Harrison Stickle from the
ridge to Blea Rigg.
Looking down on two tarns - Codale and
Heading for Blea Rigg, Windermere beyond.
Harrison Stickle from Blea Rigg.
Looking across to Crinkle Crags.
Having a rest on the way to Silver How.
Seat Sandal and Fairfield over Helm Crag.
Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the Langdale
Grasmere and Rydal Water from Silver How.
The Vale of Grasmere, Helvellyn to the left
and Fairfield to the right.
The view from the summit of Silver How.
Reflected island on Grasmere.
Helm Crag from the descent.
Helm Crag in Autumn.
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