Height: 489 metres / 1604 feet Grid reference: SD 20025 98274 Category: The Southern Fells
Start point: Birker Fell road (SD 175 972)
Distance: 4.6 miles Total Ascent: 365 metres Time Taken: 2 hours Start Time: 09:55
Weather: Overcast. 17C
Well, after the long hours sorting out Love the Lakes in Keswick – some in the shop and lots at home as well – it was good to get out on the fells once more and Casper and Dougal were certainly wound up like coiled springs and when I let them out of the car there was no stopping them. This was a good little walk; it was dull and grey but at least it was fine. The rain over the weekend meant the ground was sodden once more and I did manage to get a good boot full crossing Highford Beck near the beginning of the walk!
Start point: Brown Rigg on the Birker Fell road. (SD 181 962)
Birker Fell Road (Brown Rigg) – Little Crag – Great Crag on Birker Fell – Black Crag – Broad Crag – Green Crag – White How on Birker Fell – Far Hill – Great Worm Crag (OF) – Rough Crag – Birker Fell Road (Brown Rigg)
Distance: 4.8 miles Total Ascent: 355 metres Time Taken: 2 hours
Weather: Overcast and grey. 20oC.
It was really overcast and grey this morning but quite warm and muggy. We had a shorter walk than yesterday across Birker Moor visiting some of the many rocky outcrops on this rough area between the Duddon Valley and Eskdale. On a better day, the views are extensive from here; today they were virtually non-existent.
Start point: Hardknott Pass (Jubilee Bridge) (NY 214 011)
Hardknott Pass (Jubilee Bridge) – Kepple Crag (230) – Great Whinscale (231) – Crook Crag (232) – The Pike – Green Crag (233) – Ulpha Fell – Harter Fell (234) – Demming Crag (235) – Horsehow Crags (236) – Hardknott Pass (Jubilee Bridge)
Weather: Cold, clear skies.
Today’s walk is a circuit of Harter Fell, taking in some minor tops en-route including Green Crags. There are great views of Upper Eskdale from Harter Fell, especially Scafell and Scafell Pike which looked lovely today as it was so clear.