Height: 479 metres / 1572 feet Grid reference: NY 29684 15970 Category: The Central Fells
Start point: Armboth (NY 305 170)
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.
Start point: Armboth (NY 306 172)
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!
Start point: Armboth car park (NY 306 172)
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…