Height: 509 metres / 1670 feet Grid reference: NY 42895 17159 Category: The Far Eastern Fells
Start Point: Martindale Old Church (NY 434 184)
Beda Fell from Martindale
Distance: 2.4 miles Total Ascent: 346 metres Time Taken: 1 hour Start Time: 15:30
Weather: Warm with sunny spells. 18oC
Today I was due to have a short walk to complete a round of the Wainwright’s…until I double checked and realised I actually had two to complete, unfortunately not in the same vicinity. The first one to visit was Beda Fell before a drive round to Raven Crag.
Start point: Martindale Old Church (NY 434 184)
Martindale Old Church – Beda Fell – Angletarn Pikes – Angle Tarn – Brock Crags – Satura Crag – Rest Dodd – The Knott – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike – High Raise – Red Crag – Martindale Old Church
Distance: 10.6 miles Total Ascent: 1048 metres Time Taken: 5 hours 40 minutes
Weather: Long sunny spells. 13C.
Today I was joined by StridingEdge stalwarts Andy Lang and Gary Jones for a circuit of Martindale. The occasion was to take in my final two Wainwrights to complete my third time round them, namely Beda Fell and High Raise. After the early mist lifted, the sun shone making it a great end to the walk and of course to completion of the 642!
Start point: Sandwick (NY 423 196)
Sandwick – Beda Fell (475) – Heck Crag – Angletarn Pikes – Boredale Hause – Place Fell – High Dodd –Sleet Fell – Sandwick
Distance: 9.4 miles Total Ascent: 1300 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 20 minutes
Weather: Sunny at first, gradually worsening. 13oC.
It was lovely and sunny this morning when I set off from Sandwick for a circuit of Boredale – so much so that the legs were soon zipped off from my trousers to make the first walk in shorts this year (was it really only a month ago I was on Harter Fell in the snow?). This was Casper’s first ‘big’ walk and he seemed to cope okay, with a few tips thrown in from the master, Angus.
Cow Bridge – Boredale Hause – Place Fell (173) – Low Moss – Nettleslack – Beda Head – Beda Fell (174) – Boredale Hause – Cow Bridge
The rain was very heavy today, with many areas flooded and gale force winds on the tops. Some interesting shots but no good views unfortunately.