Greenup Round

Start point: Stonethwaite (NY 262 137)

Stonethwaite – Great CragLow Saddle of Coldbarrow FellHigh Saddle of Coldbarrow FellUllscarf – Greenup Edge – Low White StonesHigh RaiseSergeant’s CragEagle Crag – Stonethwaite

Distance: 10.6 miles     Total Ascent: 975 metres     Time Taken: 6 hours     Start Time: 08:30

Weather: Mist on top, at least it was dry! 7C

I wanted to do a decent walk today as it feels like ages since I have been on a long one. Much of this one is a trudge over boggy ground at the best of times but it seemed like hard work today with that and the navigation required in the mist proving a little tricky at times – I must be getting rusty! I managed to walk round in circles on Ullscarf and High Raise so I guess I’d better keep practicing…

Greenup

Greenup Round

Start point: Stonethwaite (NY 262 137)

Stonethwaite – Great CragLow Saddle of Coldbarrow FellHigh Saddle of Coldbarrow FellUllscarf – Greenup Edge – Low White StonesHigh RaiseSergeant’s CragEagle Crag – Stonethwaite

Distance: 9.1 miles     Total Ascent: 941 metres   Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 09:50

Weather: Some bright spells, cold wind. 10C

It started off brightly enough today but the clouds were soon rolling in and the wind was once again mighty cold. There was some fresh snow visible on High Crag showing just how cold it was and the going to Ullscarf from Dock Tarn was made that bit tougher by the boggy going underfoot.

Rosthwaite Round

Start point: Rosthwaite village hall (NY 258 149)

Rosthwaite – Dock Tarn – Great CragGrange Fell (Brund Fell)King’s How – Grange – Castle Crag – Rosthwaite

Distance: 7.5 miles   Total Ascent: 780 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours

Weather: Drizzle turning to sunshine. 10oC.

Today was certainly a day of two halves for this walk around Wainwright’s ‘loveliest square mile in Lakeland’ – dull and drizzling when we set off eventually ending up as sunshine and blue skies for a lovely Spring day ending.

Grange Fell

Start point: Rosthwaite (NY 258 149)

Rosthwaite – Dock Tarn – Great Crag (371)Grange Fell  (Brund Fell) (372) King’s How (373) – Bowder Stone – Grange – Castle Crag – Rosthwaite

Distance: 9.3 miles     Total Ascent: 990 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 20 minutes

Weather: A lovely summer’s day, 21°C.

Today’s walk takes place in ‘the loveliest square mile in Lakeland’ according to Wainwright, in Borrowdale up to Grange Fell and across the valley to Castle Crag (incidentally the lowest Wainwright and the only one less than 1000′). It certainly was lovely today as the sun shone and it was very warm with the merest breeze; a real English summer’s day.

Rosthwaite Round

Start point: Rosthwaite (NY 258 149)

Rosthwaite – Great Crag (211)Grange Fell (212) (Brund Fell) – King’s How – Grange – Castle Crag (213) – Rosthwaite

Weather: Generally dull with some rain and sunshine.