Mosedale East

Start point: Swindale Lane (NY 516 133)

Truss Gap – Swindale Head Harrop Pike Grey Crag Tarn Crag Branstree – Artle Crag – High Howes (Mardale) Selside Pike – Captain Whelter Bog – High Blake Dodd – Old Corpse Road – Swindale Head – Truss Gap

Distance: 11.5 miles     Total Ascent: 800 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Overcast and dull. 19oC.

It has been very wet of late and the weather didn’t promise much today either but I managed to escape the rain for a walk starting from the remote valley of Swindale circling the even remoter valley of Mosedale. There were no views today, the skies were leaden with the merest peep of sunshine. The terrain is generally boggy in this area and I certainly got a good bootful of water today! The remoteness of this area has some advantages though as I only saw one other person all day.

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