Tuesday 24th March 2009
Start point: Cold Fell Road
(NY 066 130)
Cold Fell Road
Blakeley Raise -
Crag Fell -
Lank Rigg -
Cold Fell Road
Distance: 6.4 miles
Total Ascent: 565 metres
Time Taken: 2 hours 45 minutes
Weather: Sunny with slight haze but
cool on the tops. 8oC.
This was another area I have left too
long to visit since the last time I was here in 2004. The weather was
much better than on any previous visit but the breeze had a cold edge to
it and gloves were required throughout. Nice to see the hidden treasure
had made a reappearance on Lank Rigg once more.
Dent from the start of the climb to Blakely Raise from
the Cold Fell road.
Grike from the top of Blakely Raise.
The fells that are to be the return leg later, Whoap
and Lank Rigg.
Frog spawn under ice on the descent from Blakely
The Calder Valley and Cold Fell with the towers of
Sellafield in view over the top.
Flat Fell and Cleator Moor from the climb to Grike.
Blake Fell and Gavel Fell from Grike.
Casper on Grike.
A silhouette of Pillar, Scoat Fell and Steeple beyond
Iron Crag on Ennerdale Fell. My route after Crag Fell was to descend
through the trees and climb with the wall to the kink, then head of to
Whoap on the right.
Heading for Crag Fell.
The north-western fells from the summit of Crag Fell.
Looking back to Grike.
Bowness Knott, Herdus and Great Borne across Ennerdale
The view to the north across the end of Ennerdale
Ennerdale - the High Stile ridge to the left and
Pillar to the right.
Ennerdale Fell with Pillar beyond.
Crag Fell and the Ennerdale Fence.
The solitary boulder that marks the top of Whoap, here
looking across Great Borne to Grasmoor.
Looking along Whoap Beck valley.
Caw Fell with Haycock beyond and Seatallan to the
A view through to Grasmoor from the climb to Lank
Caw Fell from the summit Lank Rigg.
Wainwrights buried treasure on Lank Rigg!
The view across Lank Rigg summit tarn.
Descending the north western slope of Lank Rigg.
Whoap from the crossing of the River Calder.
On the way home, Daffodils on the banks of the River
...millions of them!
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