Arnison Crag with Fr. John

Name of walk Arnison Crag with Fr. John
Date of walk 2019-08-05

Fr. John drove up from Surrey early this morning, we aimed to meet in the car park at Patterdale at 8.30am, and do a gentle hill walk so John could acclimatise to the Cumbrian mountains after the South Downs. He would then head off to Cockermouth presbytery and settle in for his stay. Arnison Crag fitted the bill, not too high and not too far, excellent views and a Wainwright to boot! We could also add Birks to the route if the weather was favourable.

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Place Fell from the car park. Too early for the sheep to be up and about!

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Fat lamb.

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Fr. John arrives just a few minutes after me and we set off past the White Lion and up the path next to the Post Office.

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We turn off to the public footpath, ignore the gate and continue up beside the wall. View back.

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As you get higher Ullswater comes into view.

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John walking through the bracken.

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Ullswater.

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The view doesn't really change....

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.....You just see more of Ullswater the higher you get.

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Looking over Keldas to Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike.

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Looking over to High Hartsop Dodd, Middle Dodd to the left.

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We head off left on a track to the summit.

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A guy was on the summit, he took our photo and I took his. It was quite windy, so we didn't hang about too long.

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Hartsop Above How to our left.

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Pointy Catstycam just above Birkhouse Moor. A recent walk.

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The route to Birks, and beyond that St. Sunday Crag. The black clouds and spots of rain help us decide not to go any further.

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Our way down.

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A summit photo without the people.

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We head back down the track.

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We take a detour via Grisedale Bridge, so we could walk through Patterdale. This is where the track came out.

The walk was only 2.5 miles long and took about two hours, but we chatted and dawdled. We ended up in The White Lion, but far too early for chips! Next walk John!

Jo.

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