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

Low White Stones

Height: 731 metres / 2398 feet Grid reference: NY 28247 10052

Helvellyn and Fairfield from Low White Stones

Helvellyn and Fairfield from Low White Stones

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.

Greenup Horseshoe

Start point: Stonethwaite (NY 262 137)

Stonethwaite – High Crag – Low Saddle of Coldbarrow FellHigh Saddle of Coldbarrow Fell Ullscarf – Greenup Edge – Low White Stones High Raise Sergeant’s CragEagle Crag – Stonethwaite

Distance: 8.3 miles     Total Ascent: 890 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours

Weather: Overcast. 12oC.

It was yet again hazy and rather grey this morning for a walk around the Greenup skyline yet there were still some great views from these central fells. The route up to Ullscarf can only be recommended for the increasingly improving view on the way up but not the terrain which is rough, pathless and boggy. The descent from Eagle Crag though was better than the climb up I found – it’s a steep one, that!

High Raise

Start point: Grasmere (NY 337 076)

Grasmere – Goody Bridge – Helmside – Steel Fell (464) – Greenup Edge – Brownrigg Moss  Low White Stones  High Raise – Sergeant Man – Codale Head – Brownrigg Moss  Calf Crag – Gibson Knott – Helm Crag – Grasmere

Distance: 11 miles     Total Ascent: 1000 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours

Weather: Dull and grey with the snow showers. 5°C

Today’s walk was from Grasmere with a circuit of Greenburn, also taking in High Raise and Sergeant Man. There was lots of snow about today with mini-blizzards on the higher sections of High Raise and Sergeant Man.

 

Jack’s Rake

Grasmere – Easedale – Easedale Tarn – Belles Knott – Stickle Tarn – Pavey Ark Thunacar Knott Sergeant Man High Raise Low White Stones – Greenup Edge – Brownrigg Moss – Calf Crag Gibson Knott Helm Crag – Grasmere

Distance: 12.5 miles     Total Ascent: 1256 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Turning sunny and warm. 23°C.

Today was a choice of walk for 14 year old James; as he’s wanted to climb Jack’s Rake (sorry Angus, not a walk for dogs!) and Helm Crag (commonly known as ‘The Lion and the Lamb’) for a while, we killed two birds with one stone today and did a long round from Grasmere. The weather started somewhat dull but by the time we reached Easedale Tarn, the sun shone and it turned into a glorious day with memorable, superb views from our lunch stop on High Raise.

High Raise

Start point: Stonethwaite (NY 262 137)

Stonethwaite – Eagle Crag (374) Sergeant’s Crag (375)High Raise –  Low White Stones (376)Lining Crag (377) – Stonethwaite

Distance: 7.9 miles     Total Ascent: 837 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Sunny and warm, 26°C.

It was a warm one today, 22°C when we set off and getting warmer all the time. Every step was a step towards heaven, one of those days you dream all winter about. The climb up to Eagle Crag is very steep from Stonethwaite and the sun beating down did nothing to ease that, once up there it is a great walk with lovely views along Langstrath to the Scafells.