Friday 16th April 2010
Start point: Hodge Close (NY
Holme Fell from Hodge Close
Distance: 1.7 miles
Total Ascent: 165 metres
Time Taken: 45 minutes
Start Time: 13:20
Weather: Sunny, 15oC
It seemed to nice to
miss the good weather so I found time for a quick walk up to
Holme Fell this afternoon. It was lovely and warm once more
and there were a few people around enjoying the good
weather. There are no planes in the sky today due to the
Icelandic volcano eruption and therefore no contrails either. There
was, however, evidence of cows at this particular summit so
it was a pretty odd day all in all!
Coniston Water, from the east side of the lake.
Looking across to The Old Man.
Looking to the head of Coniston Water and Holme Fell,
where we are heading today.
Big Wall in Hodge Close Quarry.
Reflections in the smaller reservoir. We skirted
way to try and avoid a large herd of cows!
Looking across the larger reservoir and those are the
cows in the foreground, not Casper and Dougal as it appears at first
glance! Me and the two 'cow
magnets' ended up walking through the middle of the herd anyway. Sorry boys,
you are on your own on this section - I don't think we have ever walked
Lingmoor Fell and the Langdale Pikes.
The view to the far eastern fells.
Looking to Helvellyn and Fairfield.
Wetherlam from Holme Fell.
Casper and Dougal making sure the mud gets nicely
baked on at the top of Holme Fell. Watch it boys, I can definitely hear
the scissors being sharpened now.
There is a great view of Wetherlam, where I was on my
last walk on Wednesday, from here.
The Langdale Pikes from Ivy Crag.
A closer view with plenty of mining evidence in the
More bovine avoidance tactics were required as we skirted the
eastern side of the reservoir on the return section.
Wetherlam across the reservoir.
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