Monday 12th July 2010
Start point: Birker Fell road (SD
Birker Fell Road - Little Crag -
Great Crag on Birker Fell
- Black Crag - Broad Crag -
White How on Birker Fell
- Far Hill -
Great Worm Crag
- Rough Crag - Birker Fell Road
Distance: 4.6 miles
Total Ascent: 365 metres
Time Taken: 2 hours
Start Time: 09:55
Weather: Overcast. 17oC
Well, after the long hours sorting out
Love the Lakes in Keswick - some in the shop and lots at home as well -
it was good to get out on the fells once more and Casper and Dougal were
certainly wound up like coiled springs and when I let them out of the
car there was no stopping them. This was a good little walk; it was dull
and grey but at least it was fine. The rain over the weekend meant the
ground was sodden once more and I did manage to get a good boot full
crossing Highford Beck near the beginning of the walk!
...and they're off! Freedom for the boys.
Heading for Little Crag in the dog vs sheep showdown.
Dougal and Casper on Little Crag sport their new
Striding Edge silicon bands (see below). Want one? Details coming soon,
they can be worn on your wrist or attached to your rucksack so you can
identify fellow StridingEdge and Love the Lakes followers.
Looking at Great Crag from Little Crag, we are going
to climb that rake to the right.
Heading for the rake on Great Crag.
Climbing the steep rake - Angus Rake I will name it as
it made me think of him and when we climbed that way...
Casper has found a lofty perch up there.
Looking back over Little Crag to Devoke Water.
The Scafells and Upper Eskdale from Great Crag.
Green Crag ahead, where we are heading for next.
Scafell and Slight Side, Low Birker Tarn in the
Green Crag from Broad Crag.
Haystacks or Crook Crag and Green Crag?
A wonderful panorama from Green Crag.
Harter Fell across Ulpha Fell from Green Crag.
Upper Eskdale to Bowfell and Crinkle Crags.
Dougal is a Friend of LovetheLakes.net.
The view from the southern summit.
Stickle Pike and the Duddon Estuary from White How.
Dow Crag and the Coniston Fells.
Green Crag and Harter Fell from the climb to Great
Devoke Water from Great Worm Crag.
A 360 panoramic from Great Worm Crag. Select on the
image to see a larger version.
Ancient Cairn and The Pike from Rough Crag.
Looking back to Great Worm Crag and Rough Crag.
Boundary Stone - Ulpha and Birker.
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