High Tove

Start point: Armboth (NY 305 170)

Armboth – Fisher Crag Armboth Fell High Tove Raven Crag – Armboth

Distance: 5.9 miles     Total Ascent: 489 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Sunny with cloud coming from the south west later. 16C.

This was another place I haven’t been to for a while, up to the much derided Armboth Fell and then along the central ridge before descending to Raven Crag. Armboth Fell is not a summit as such, being no more than a rock plinth on a hummock in a particularly boggy area. I must say on a day such as this though, the going was easy and the views all round were superb and it turned out to be a pleasant early summer walk.

 

High Tove

Start point: Armboth (NY 306 172)

Armboth – High Tove Middle Crag (465) Shivery Knott (466) Watendlath Fell (467) Armboth Fell Fisher Crag (468) – Armboth

Distance: 6 miles     Total Ascent: 704 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 50 minutes

Weather: Rain. 8oC

The snow has virtually disappeared and the blue skies of last week have gone again. The warm front brought with it rain and general dreariness – not wonderful conditions for a walk, but at least we got some fresh air for our walk up to the central band of fells along the High Tove – Ullscarf ridge. These fells are renowned for their wetness and general bogginess at the best of times, so you can imagine what conditions were like today!

High Seat

Start point: Armboth car park (NY 306 172)

Armboth – Armboth Fell (155) – High Tove (156) – High Seat (157) – Bleaberry Fell (158) – The Benn (159) – Castle Crag (Shoulthwaite) (160) – Raven Crag (161) – Armboth

Weather: Rain with hailstone showers and the odd sunny spell.

Today’s walk felt like it marked the end of summer, I am sad to report. It was a bitterly cold wind blowing on the tops with heavy hailstone showers. The central fells along the High Seat ridge are renowned for being boggy and today was no exception…