Friday 21st May 2010
Start point: Tarn Foot,
(NY 345 039)
Tarn Foot - Ivy Crag
- The How - Loughrigg Tarn - Tarn Foot
Distance: 2.7 miles
Total Ascent: 270 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour 20 minutes
Start Time: 07:15
Weather: Overcast, humid. 16oC
The big area of high pressure over Cumbria promised warm
weather this morning and indeed it was delivered, just without any sun! It was good to get out earlier than everyone
else though, and it really was lovely and peaceful up on Loughrigg
Fell and around Loughrigg Tarn.
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Firstly though, on the way to Loughrigg
All was calm down at Lake Bank, Coniston Water this
Brock Barrow reflected.
Coniston Water reflections looking to Park Nab.
At Brown Howe.
A panoramic view of Coniston Water from Brown Howe - look
how low the water level is, normally that gravel would be completely
covered. Select on the image to see a larger version.
On the climb to Ivy Crag from Tarn Foot all is a bit
murky, but it was really warm and humid.
Windermere from Ivy Crag.
Casper and Dougal are fancying a dip in Loughrigg Tarn
Heading for the summit.
Loughrigg Fell overlooking the Vale of Grasmere.
The length of Casper and Dougal's tongues tells us how
warm it is!
Daffodils overlooking Grasmere.
Dougal has spotted something on the descent - it was a
Lakeland fox just over the wall. It was too quick for me to get a photo
but it certainly made Dougal and Casper stop in their tracks. The only
sound at this early hour was the Cuckoo call and it was just heavenly up
there despite the murky weather.
All was calm on Loughrigg Tarn, so plenty of reflection
The Langdales should be over there somewhere!
A panoramic view of Loughrigg Tarn. Select on the image
to see a larger version.
Loughrigg Fell reflected in Loughrigg Tarn.
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