Height: 514 metres / 1686 feet Grid reference: NY 33016 23023
Start point: Wanthwaite (NY 316 232)
Distance: 3.5 miles Total Ascent: 601 metres Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes Start Time: 12:25
Weather: Sunny and warm. 15ºC
It was a dogless walk today as I took the opportunity to get up to Clough Head in sunny weather with Robin. We ascended by the steep Fisher’s Wife’s Rake and descended by the even steeper Red Screes north face of Clough Head. Looking around, there were a few fells that were in and out of cloud and I think we caught best part of the day as well.
Start point: Wanthwaite (NY 315 232)
Wanthwaite – Threlkeld Knotts (535) – Wanthwaite
Distance: 2.2 miles Total Ascent: 365 metres Time Taken: 1 hour
Weather: Dull. 14ºC.
It has been wall to wall sunshine all week, with lovely blue skies and brilliant days to be out walking – not for me though, unfortunately; I did manage to find a spare couple of hours today for a walk up to Threlkeld Knotts bit it’s a bit of a shame the weather has taken a turn for the worse. Great to be out once again though even if the views weren’t stunning today – this is an area on the end of the Helvellyn ridge which offers really good views of Skiddaw and Blencathra and is famous for its granite mines and quarries.