Monday 5th October 2009
Start point: Martindale Old
Church (NY 434 184)
Martindale Old Church -
Beda Fell -
- Angle Tarn -
Brock Crags - Satura
Rest Dodd -
The Knott -
Rampsgill Head -
Kidsty Pike -
Red Crag -
Martindale Old Church
Distance: 10.6 miles
Total Ascent: 1048 metres
Time Taken: 5 hours 40 minutes
Weather: Long sunny spells. 13oC.
Today I was joined by StridingEdge
stalwarts Andy Lang and Gary Jones for a circuit of Martindale. The
occasion was to take in my final two Wainwrights to complete my third
time round them, namely Beda Fell and High Raise. After the early mist
lifted, the sun shone making it a great end to the walk and of course to
completion of the 642!
Dawn at Martindale Old Church.
Beda Fell beyond Christy Bridge.
Howe Grain from the climb to Beda Fell. There was a
definite nip in the air this morning.
The view to Ullswater along Boredale from the ridge to
The mist is forming over Ullswater and creeping up the
As we climb higher the mist completely circles Hallin
Fell, here with Winter Crag in the foreground.
The view from higher up the ridge.
Place Fell and St. Sunday Crag from the first cairn on
the summit ridge.
Beda Head, the summit of Beda Fell with Hallin Fell,
Bonscale Pike and Steel Knotts in view.
A bit of sunshine on Place Fell.
Looking back to Beda Head now drenched in early
Walking the ridge to Angletarn Pikes.
Bannerdale just before the mist started pouring over
the tops from the south and obliterated everything for a while.
Looking towards Glenridding and Ullswater from
The mist starting to clear at Angle Tarn.
Angletarn Pikes from the climb to Brock Crags - all
Angle Tarn in sunshine but Angletarn Pikes in mist
again, showing how quickly conditions were changing.
Brothers Water from Brock Crags.
Gray Crag and Hayeswater with some dramatic clouds
pouring over High Street and Caudale Moor.
Martindale from Satura Crag.
Today's walk was to a background chorus of rutting
stags bellowing around Martindale. We saw many smaller herds of deer but
were fortunate to see this stag on the horizon.
Brock Crags from the climb to Rest Dodd.
Casper on the summit of Rest Dodd.
Rest Dodd from the start of the climb to the Knott.
High Street from The Knott.
Hayeswater Gill and Hayeswater from The Knott.
Looking across to The Knott from the crossing to
High Street from the summit of Rampsgill Head.
High Raise and blue skies ahead.
Andy, Gary and Casper crossing to Kidsty Pike.
Riggindale and a glimpse of Haweswater from Kidsty
No sign of the Golden Eagle but the Casper has landed.
Still tarn below High Raise.
Golden sunshine once more on the summit of High Raise.
Me with Casper on High Raise, my third completion of
the 214 Wainwrights.
Following the High Street ridge to Red Crag.
Looking over to Helvellyn from Red Crag.
The descent back into Martindale.
Ullswater along Fusedale Beck.
Steel Knotts ahead but we descended the path to the
left of the summit.
Beda Fell across Martindale.
All is lovely now on Steel Knotts.
Beda Fell from Martindale Old Church.
Ullswater on the way home.
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