Tuesday 7th August 2012
Start point: Threlkeld (NY 318
Threlkeld - Knott Halloo - Gategill Fell -
- Doddick Fell - Threlkeld
Distance: 4.2 miles
Total Ascent: 733 metres
Time Taken: 3 hours
Start Time: `12:20
Weather: A mixed bag.
I was getting itchy feet so when the
opportunity for a walk arose I grabbed it - I was going come rain, hail
or shine! As it turned out is was really quite warm on the climb and
when I reached the top I couldn't believe how many people were up there
(I never saw anyone on the steep way up though). This and a couple of
other things that happened reminded me why I like to get out early...
Knott Halloo prominent on Gategill Fell from Blease
Gill (I took this photo at the end of the walk as it came out better
than those taken at the beginning!).
Clough Head over Threlkeld from the climb alongside
St. John's in the Vale.
The clouds are drifting over distant Catbells from the
first small rock shelter on the climb of Gategill Fell.
There's a bit of rain in there somewhere.
Knowe Crags on Blease Fell from Gategill Fell.
A heathery hidey-hole.
Climbing higher - it's a steep one this.
The final part of the climb to Knott Halloo.
The view over Keswick from Knott Halloo.
Looking up to Gategill Fell Top from just above Knott
Halloo with the rock turret on the right.
Miniature Striding Edge.
Looking up the ridge from the rock turret.
The fly catchers hold paws on the miniature Striding
Hall's Fell, Doddick Fell beyond.
The final tower.
Looking back down to the rock turret (centre) and
Knott Halloo (right).
As I climbed to Gategill Fell Top, the mist came in
with a little bit of short lived drizzle, so there were no views from
there, here looking down on Gate Gill. I was informed by one lady on the
summit that I had 'come the wrong way' - thanks, I will remember that
Those people are stood on Gategill Fell Top, looking
from the summit.
Hall's Fell Ridge from the descent towards Doddick
Scales Tarn and Sharp Edge.
Blencathra summit from Doddick Fell Top.
Looking down the Doddick Fell ridge, the route of
descent, from Doddick Fell Top.
Doddick Fell Top as viewed from Wainwright's second
...and the view from the first rock-turret.
Looking up to Doddick Fell Top from 1450'.
Sunshine over the Mell Fells.
Doddick Gill from Doddick Fell looking to Hall's Fell
Top, the summit of Blencathra.
Gate Gill looking to Blencathra's summit. Gategill
Fell is to the left, Hall's Fell on the right.
Gategill Fell above Threlkeld.
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