Height: 663 metres / 2175 feet Grid reference: NY 33074 21130
Start point: Stanah (NY 318 189)
Distance: 6.8 miles Total Ascent: 795 metres Time Taken: 3 hours
Weather: Mainly in mist, cold wind. 3°C
I think me and Casper were both chomping at the bit to get back on the fells today even though the weather seemed a bit murky. The climb to Sticks Pass gave a fleeting hope of a temperature inversion but the wind higher up ended that notion and the higher tops were walked coldly in the freezing fog.
Start point: Dockray, adjacent to the bridge. (NY 393 215)
Dockray – Bracken How (492) – Round How (493) – Common Fell – Watermillock Common –Swineside Knott – Brown Hills – Birkett Fell – Hart Side – White Stones on Green Side – Stybarrow Dodd – Watson’s Dodd – Great Dodd – Little Dodd (St John’s Common) (494) – Calfhow Pike (495) –Clough Head (496) – Dockray
Distance: 13.4 miles Total Ascent: 1156 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 45 minutes
Weather: Overcast, rain later. 14oC.
Another grey day today with just the odd glimmer of sunshine and heavy rain at the end. This is quite a long circuit but relatively easy going across boggy grass. I visited a couple of small tops at the beginning of the walk that I had never been to before which offered great views over Ullswater with little effort. It was very quiet up there though, and we never saw a single soul all day.