Armboth Fell and High Tove (Thirlmere to Watendlath)

Name of walk Armboth Fell and High Tove (Thirlmere to Watendlath)
Date of walk 2009-05-26
Distance walked (miles) 6
Duration of walk 5 hours 0 minutes
Weather Cloudy
Peaks on walk Armboth, High Tove
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Armboth car park

Today Ged, Kas and I went to Armboth on the west side of Thirlmere. We climbed up by Fisher Gill and walked over to Fisher Crag, then on to Armboth Fell (1570ft) and then to High Tove (1665ft). From there we went over the otherside of the fell down to Watendlath for coffee and a flapjack, before having to reclimb all the way back up to High Tove and down the otherside to Thirlmere. A walk of just under 6 miles.

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View up Thirlmere to Blencathra with Great How on the right from Armboth car park.

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Thirlmere from the route to Fisher Crag.

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From Fisher Crag summit

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Looking south and over to the Helvellyn range.

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Sheer drops down from Fisher Crag, so Ged keeps back from the edge.

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Back a bit.....a bit more ......oopps!

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Looking over to Armboth Fell.

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High Seat.

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Armboth Fell summit with High Tove summit seen just above the cairn. We could not walk direct to High Tove as it is the boggiest place in the Lakes. We had to keep west (off left) and head over to the ridge keeping to the higher ground.

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The Dodds to Clough Head on the right. Raven Crag on the left.

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View over to Eagle Crag and Glaramara.

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Summit of High Tove with Armboth Fell in the middle and Helvellyn behind. It was very windy on the summit.

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The gate to the route down to Watendlath.

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Looking over at Grange Fell with Dale Head and High Spy behind.

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Watendlath Tarn, Great Gable behind.

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We stopped for about 20 minutes and had a coffee in the cafe.

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The famous bridge.

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We then climbed back up and over. By the time we had almost reached Thirlmere the sun had come out and there were blue skies....typical!

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Looking at Great How with Clough Head and the Dodds behind.

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A sunnier view up Thirlmere!

The walk took us just under 5 hours. A good day, but you need boots that are totally waterproof. Thankfully mine are!
Jo.
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