Monday 18th October 2010
near to Helmside (NY 332 096)
Helmside - Greenburn - Pike of Carrs -
Helm Crag - Bracken
Hause - Greenburn - Helmside
Distance: 4 miles
Total Ascent: 442 metres
Time Taken: 2 hours
Start Time: 09:30
Weather: Overcast with the odd shower. 13oC
The weather was changeable today with
showers blowing across Grasmere and the colours certainly look more autumnal
now. The walk up Greenburn and up to the Helm Crag ridge was quite easy
going if a bit boggy underfoot in places, but I think that's par for the
course around here. Today I was joined by Ken, an
Heading into a boggy looking Greenburn.
Green Burn and Greenburn.
Climbing higher into Greenburn.
Wainwright: 'Sheepfold (with massive corners).'
Far Easedale from the Gibson Knott ridge, Tarn Crag
A view to Grasmere and Loughrigg Fell along Far
Dougal and Casper (sporting their new winter haircut)
on Gibson Knott.
Walking the ridge to Helm Crag.
Far Easedale one way...
...and Helm Crag the other.
Steel Fell with Helvellyn beyond, lost in cloud.
The Lion and The Lamb (or, more correctly in this
photo - The Lamb and The Lion!).
Looking back to The Howitzer.
The Howitzer - the top is the summit of Helm Crag. We
didn't bother climbing it today as it was very greasy underfoot and the
wind was blowing strongly on here.
Steel Fell from the descent back into Greenburn.
Autumn colours on the return.
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