Thursday 26th August 2010
Start point: Millbeck
(NY 255 262)
Millbeck - Doups - White Stones
Carl Side -
Longside Wood - Long
- Lyzzick Wood - Millbeck
Distance: 5.5 miles
Total Ascent: 842 metres
Time Taken: 3 hours
Start Time: 08:15
Weather: Sunny. 18oC
I didn't really know where I was going to
end up when I set off this morning and this was very much a dynamic
walk. I intended going up to Skiddaw but I ended up going in the
opposite direction and just making my mind up as I walked. The unusual
descent is not really recommended unless you are in a rush and I could
not resist squeezing Dodd in at the end of the walk. How I found my way
through the woods below Dodd I'll never know but as it turned out the
navigation was spot on!
An early start from Millbeck.
Not a bad morning but it was cool.
Derwent Water from Doups.
The north western fells.
A panoramic view from the climb.
A heathery climb to Carl Side, Skiddaw in cloud.
Dodd seems temptingly close from here.
Looking back along the ridge.
Carsleddam - I was thinking about descending back over
Carl Side summit - the wind was so cold now I needed
my jacket on.
Carlside Tarn - I was going to climb Skiddaw on the
path beyond but changed my mind and decided to head west instead.
Long Side from Carl Side.
Hair raising for Dougal on Long Side.
Ullock Pike from Long Side.
The view from Ullock Pike.
Looking across Bassenthwaite Lake to Barf, Grisedale
Pike up to the left. From here I took the direct route back down into
Longside Wood - the quick way down!
Long Side from the forest road.
Looking for Dodd.
The early morning mist is clearing nicely now.
Bassenthwaite Lake from Dodd. I descended back to Long
Doors and then along the forest track. Miraculously, I managed to find
the faint and hidden path that descended all the way through Lyzzick
Wood back towards Millbeck.
Phew, made it out of the trees!
Catbells and Maiden Moor.
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