Monthly Archives: August 2009

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Black Crag

1st August 2009

It rained this morning but was okay by this afternoon so Brendan and I drove to Glen Mary Bridge just north of Coniston to walk up Black Crag (1056ft), one of the smallest Wainwrights. We went up by Tom Gill which had the most water I`ve ever seen in…


Hen Comb and Three More Fells From Loweswater

4th August 2009

We drove to Loweswater to climb Hen Comb (1661ft), Gavel Fell (1720ft), Blake Fell (1978ft) and Burnbank Fell (1580ft), a round trip of just under nine miles. A good walk despite the rain, the bogs and the dull grassy terrain. It took about five and…


Knott Rigg, Ard Crags and a Circuit of Buttermere

13th August 2009

Today Tom and I went to Newlands Hause to climb up Knott Rigg (1790ft) and Ard Crags (1860ft). A there and back walk of 4 miles. We set off from home at 8am and were first at Newlands with a choice of parking! The weather was excellent! Traffic was b…


Low Fell and Fellbarrow

25th August 2009

The weather had improved on Monday afternoon so Brendan and I went to Thackthwaite near Loweswater in order to climb Low Fell (1360ft) and Fellbarrow (1363ft). A short walk of just over five miles, all on grass and nothing too steep but with excellen…


Scafell Pike with Brendan and Tom

22nd August 2009

Brendan has been on holiday for the last week which meant the weather has been awful with rain and gales. Yesterday there was a break in the weather so we decided to go up Scafell Pike, England`s highest mountain at 3210ft. Brendan and Tom had never…


Six Fells From Causey Pike to Barrow

12th August 2009

Yesterday Ged, kas and I parked on the side of the road near Uzzicar, which is just below the slopes of Barrow Fell, in order to climb Causey Pike (2035ft), Scar Crags (2205ft), Sail (2530ft), Eel Crag (Crag Hill on Ordnance survey maps) (2749ft), Ou…