Friday 16th May 2008
Wanthwaite (NY 315 232)
(535) - Wanthwaite
Distance: 2.2 miles
Total Ascent: 365 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour
Weather: Dull. 14oC.
It has been wall to wall sunshine all week,
with lovely blue skies and brilliant days to be out walking
- not for me though, unfortunately; I did manage to find a
spare couple of hours today for a walk up to Threlkeld
Knotts bit it's a bit of a shame the weather has taken a
turn for the worse. Great to be out once again though even
if the views weren't stunning today - this is an area on the
end of the Helvellyn ridge which offers really good views of
Skiddaw and Blencathra and is famous for its granite mines
Threlkeld Knotts from Wanthwaite. The route
was through the spoil heaps and gorse on the right and over
the wall above.
High Rigg from Hilltop Quarries.
Wrong way Casper! Looking towards Fisher'
Wife's Rake - I was tempted but I'll do that another day.
Latrigg, Lonscale Fell and the Skiddaw massif
from the climb to Threlkeld Knotts.
Blencathra from Threlkeld Knotts.
Skiddaw and beyond.
Maverick and (An) Goose! (a starter for 10 -
The westerly view from Threlkeld Knotts.
To the north-west, there is a more
substantial cairn and a much better view of Blencathra.
There is a much better view of Skiddaw too.
Great Mell Fell and Threlkeld Common.
Threlkeld Knotts dwarfed by Red Screes on
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