Height: 526 metres / 1726 feet Grid reference: NY 18700 16897
Start Point: Buttermere (NY 176 170)
Buttermere – Hassness – Robinson – High Snockrigg – Buttermere
Distance: 4.3 miles Total Ascent: 700 metres Time Taken: 3 hours Start Time: 08:30
Weather: Long sunny spells, 11°C
Today’s walk was from Buttermere up to Robinson the steep way from Hassness. The weather was changeable though there were long sunny spells. Once on the top of Robinson the cloud closed in and it was back to hat and gloves in the cold wind.
Start point: Rigg Beck (disused quarry) (NY 229 201)
Rigg Beck quarry – Gillbrow – Little Dale – Robinson – High Snockrigg – Newlands Hause – Knott Rigg – Ill Crag – Ard Crags – Rigg Beck quarry
Distance: 8.1 miles Total Ascent: 953 metres Time Taken: 4 hours
Weather: Hot, humid and hazy. 25C.
The recent humid weather continued today and the views were very hazy until the sun managed to burn through towards the end of the walk. I think Casper was feeling the heat today, so much so that he was nearly tripping over that tongue of his. Mind you, I was nearly tripping over mine too – phew, it was too hot to walk!
Start point: Chapel Bridge, Little Town (NY 232 194)
Little Town – High Snab Bank – Robinson (487) – High Snockrigg (488) – Newlands Hause – Knott Rigg (489) – Ill Crag (490) – Ard Crags (491) – Chapel Bridge – Little Town
Distance: 10.5 miles Total Ascent: 950 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Overcast. 16oC.
I wasn’t holding out much hope for the weather today as it was very grey and looked a certainty for rain – as it was I thought we faired pretty well as the rain held off for the whole round. This is a great way to reach the summit of Robinson and the views were good from there, even the high winds couldn’t spoil that.