Height: 553 metres / 1814 feet Grid reference: NY 31944 11157 Category: The Central Fells
Start point: Steel End (NY 320 129)
Steel End – North Ridge – Steel Fell – Rake Crags – Wyth Burn Valley – Steel End
Distance: 2.9 miles Total Ascent: 366 metres Time Taken: 1 hour Start Time: 10:45
Weather: Sunny and warm but hazy. 15C
Time was in short supply today but the weather was far too good to miss this direct walk to Steel Fell climbing the north ridge. It was really warm but very hazy so the views weren’t so far reaching – nice to feel warm sunshine on my back today though.
Start point: Roadside parking near to Helmside (NY 332 096)
Distance: 6.8 miles Total Ascent: 653 metres Time Taken: 3 hours
Weather: Overcast, showers towards the end. 22ºC.
Today was another day when I ended up doing a walk that I had not planned – I was off to the western fells but it was bucketing down with rain over that way and I could see it was brighter to the north east, so that was good enough for me. I think I was lucky to finish this walk relatively dry too as the rain came in as I reached valley level.
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.
Grasmere – Steel Fell (186) – Calf Crag – Greenup Edge – Ullscarf (187) – Long Crag – Sergeant’s Crag (188) – Eagle Crag (189) – Sergeant’s Crag – Low White Stones – High Raise – Thunacar Knott (190) – Sergeant Man – Blea Rigg (191) – Silver How (192) – Grasmere
A raw and bitterly cold day, icy wind on the tops with lots of snow.