Fisher Crag

Height: 421 metres / 1381 feet Grid reference: NY 30498 16303

Blencathra from Fisher Crag

Blencathra from Fisher Crag

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!