Category Archives: North Western Fells

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Whinlatter Fell

18th September 2017

Today Ness and I would park at Whinlatter Visitor Centre for a walk in the forest and up to Whinlatter Fell. We would then go to Keswick. Unfortunately it was raining and the mist was down over the near fells so there wasn’t much of a view. The…


Greystones to Barf with Fr. John

8th August 2017

John and I had decided to walk four grassy Wainwrights: Greystones, Broom Fell, Lord’s Seat and Barf. I parked my car at the Whinlatter Visitor Centre and we drove John’s car to Spout Force car park (free), a couple a miles further up the…


Ard Crags and Knott Rigg on a blue sky day.

6th March 2017

Over the half term holidays Roger Hiley had been on a snow covered Ard Crags where he took some excellent photos. (http://www.loweswatercam.co.uk/170224_Knott_Rigg_Ard_Crags.htm) We were hoping against hope that the snow had not totally melted over t…


Ling Fell and Sale Fell with Fr. John

19th August 2016

Wind and rain was forecast for Friday, so we decided to do a couple of small fells. John had never walked up Ling Fell and Sale fell, but they are quite handy fells to walk up from the presbytery in Cockermouth if you are looking for a short walk on…


Robinson and Hindscarth with Fr. John

15th August 2016

Monday’s weather was forecast to be blue skies and sunshine, so John and I we met up again at the church car park in Keswick, and drove to the hamlet of Little Town to climb Robinson and Hindscarth. Today there would be no mist or cloud obscuri…


Causey Pike with Fr. John

12th August 2016

On Friday I drove to Keswick to meet up with Fr. John Inglis for a walk up to Causey Pike and Scar Crags. John acts as the supply priest for Keswick and Cockermouth when here on holiday from his parish in Surrey. We try to do a few walks together. We…


Causey Pike and Five Other Fells

18th September 2015

On Friday Ged, Kas and I decided to do a walk that would take us to see the best of the purple heather before it disappeared. We would climb Barrow (1496ft), Outerside (1863ft), Sail (2529ft) twice! Eel Crag (Crag Fell) (2756ft), Scar Crags (2205ft)…


Bluebells and Rannerdale Knotts

4th June 2015

Ged and I were working on Thursday morning but were free after the maths exam. So in order to make the most of the best weather day of the week we decided to head off to Rannerdale straight from work in order to see the bluebells in flower before the…


Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head in Snow

19th January 2015

After two weeks of working it was about time I got up in some snow! It has been a while since we have done any North Western Fells, so we decided on Grisedale Pike from Braithwaite, then heading for Hopegill Head and over Sand Hill down to Coledale H…


Catbells to High Spy with Lynne and Dorothy

17th May 2014

On Saturday I drove to Keswick and parked next to Portinscale Suspension Bridge. The whole road was full of camper vans and caravans, luckily I managed to find a space. I was going to be meeting up with Lynne and her friend Dorothy from Kendal, in Po…


Causey Pike to Sail with Tom

8th July 2013

Today Tom and I drove to Uzzicar in order to climb up Causey Pike, Scar Crags and Sail. A walk of six miles. It has been five weeks since my last fell walk, the longest time I have ever gone without climbing up something! Even when I had my knee arth…


Catbells and around Derwent Water

20th April 2013

This is the walk I was going to do on Monday, but after listening to the 6.30am Fell Forecast of rain and gales, I went back to sleep! Not today though! The weather is even better than forecast so I change my original idea of walking Catbell’s…


Grisedale Pike, Grasmoor and Crag Hill from Revelin Moss

27th February 2013

Ged, Kas and I were going to try two new routes up and down Grisedale Pike from Revelin Moss on the Whinlatter Pass. We would ascend via the north east ridge and descend over Hobcarton. I had brought along a guidebook to help us negotiate the numerou…


Ladyside Pike to Dodd

26th October 2012

The weather was forecast to be very cold (down to -6 on the summits), but with good visibility, clear blue skies but a strong wind of 45mph. We decided to drive to Hopebeck to climb Ladyside Pike up to Hopegill Head and along the ridge to Whiteside a…


Barrow to Causey Pike

12th July 2012

Yesterday Ged, Kas and me drove to Braithwaite to climb Barrow (1494ft), Stile End, Outerside (1863ft), Scar Crags (2205ft) and Causey Pike (2089ft). A walk of about eight miles. We had a cold drink in the Royal Oak, then not to play favourites, we w…


A Circuit of Crummock Water, Rannerdale Bluebells and a walk up Rannerdale Knotts

5th May 2012

Yesterday Brendan and I drove to Buttermere, parking on the road down to the church. We were planning to do a circuit of Crummock Water, detouring to Scale Force Waterfall, The Kirkstile Inn, through the Rannerdale bluebells and up and over Rannerdal…


Catbells Above The Clouds And A Walk Around Derwent Water

6th February 2012

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I drove to Portinscale to climb Catbells (1481ft) and then to walk around Derwent water, it is about 10 miles. The idea was to do it in snow, but we picked the only area in the lakes that did not have any! We had detoured throu…


Castle Crag and Millican Dalton’s Cave

27th October 2011

It is half term week so on Tuesday we all went to Grange to climb Castle Crag. Brendan and Tom had never done this walk before. I had bought some new walking boots a couple of weeks previously and this was an ideal multi-terrain short walk to try the…


Yew Crag Mine, Dale Head and Hindscarth

15th August 2011

Like most days of late it was pouring with rain when I left home at 7.30am to pick up Ged and Kas. It had been so wet recently that even this weekend`s annual ChilliFest at Levens Hall was cancelled. Radio Cumbria`s 6.30am Fell Forecast said that it…


Whiteside to Whiteless Pike

30th July 2011

Last Saturday Brendan and I walked from Lanthwaite Green near Crummock Water climbing up to Whiteside (2359ft), Hopegill Head (2525ft), Grasmoor (2795ft), Crag Hill (Eel Crag) (2749ft), Wandope (2533ft) and Whiteless Pike (2165ft). A walk of 11 miles…


Castle Crag

11th May 2011

Yesterday morning Ged, Kas and I drove to Grange to climb Castle Crag, the smallest Wainwright at just under 1000ft. We had been here a couple of months ago investigating Millican Dalton`s cave, but never had the time to take in the summit due to the…


Grisedale Pike, Great Calva and St. Bega’s Church

18th April 2011

Yesterday I left home at 6.50am to drive to Braithwaite in order to walk up Grisedale Pike (2593ft). A walk of six miles. Then to do two more walks after that.I started walking at 8.20am from the car park at the start of the Whinlatter pass where the…


Four Walks, Six Fells and a Puncture

3rd April 2011

Yesterday I decided to climb a few odd fells in four distinct small walks. The rest of this week was due to be windy so Sunday seemed to be the best day. I set off at 7.15 am and had completed Latrigg (1203ft) before 9am. I had meant to do this fell…


Greystones, Broom Fell, Lord’s Seat, Barf and Whinlatter

20th October 2010

On Wednesday Ged, Kas and I parked at the Spout Force car park (free) to climb Graystones (1496ft), Broom Fell (1670ft), Lord’s Seat (1811ft), Barf (1536ft) and Whinlatter (1722ft). A walk of just over 8 miles and indicated by the red line on t…


Causey Pike and Five Other Fells on a Blue Sky Day

16th August 2010

Monday was a dream day for walkers. I arrived at Stoneycroft ready to walk for 8.55am. It was blue skies and sunshine, just as predicted, and not another soul around. Brendan and Tom were still in Ireland so it was another solitary walk. I had planne…


Seven Fells From Lanthwaite Green

14th August 2010

Today I decided to do a solitary walk from Lanthwaite Green near Crummock Water climbing up to Whiteside (2359ft), Hopegill Head (2525ft), Grisedale Pike (2593ft), Grasmoor (2795ft), Crag Hill (Eel Crag) (2749ft), Wandope (2533ft) and Whiteless Pike…


Rannerdale Knotts and the Bluebells

18th May 2010

On Monday morning Ged, Kas and I headed to Rannerdale to look at the bluebells and climb up Rannerdale Knotts (1160ft). An easy walk of 3.75 miles. We parked at Cinderdale car park. An excellent walk for May and took us about two and a half hours. I`…


Newlands Round

10th April 2010

Saturday was due to be warm and sunny so we headed for Little Town to climb Robinson (2417ft), Hindscarf (2385ft), Dale Head (2473ft), High Spy (2143ft), Maiden Moor (1887ft) and Catbells (1481ft). A walk of over 10 miles. There was a waterfall on th…


Ling Fell, Sale Fell and Two Churches

23rd March 2010

Brendan was going to his boss`s retirement lunch at the Pheasant Inn at Bassenthwaite today…..I know a walk from there! He had to be there by 11.30am and was due to finish at about 3pm, so I had about three and a half hours to fill before I dro…


Greystones, Ling Fell, Sale Fell and Broom Fell.

7th October 2009

Yesterday we drove to the Spout Force car park on the Whinlatter Pass to climb up Graystones (1496ft), Ling Fell (1224ft), Sale Fell (1178ft) and Broom Fell (1675ft). They are all separate fells so it would mean four distinct ups and downs! It was ab…


Lonscale Fell, Latrigg and Whinlatter

1st October 2009

Today was a sunshine and good visibility day so I decided to climb Lonscale (2344ft), Latrigg (1203ft) and Whinlatter (1696ft). I drove to the Gale End car park for Skiddaw arriving at 9.30am. The car park was already full with like-minded people, so…


Six Fells From Lanthwaite Green

7th September 2009

After two weeks of solid rain and gales there was a break in the weather so Ged, Kas and I decided on a substantial walk to include Whiteside (2359ft), Hopegill Head (2525ft), Grasmoor (2795ft), Wandope (2533ft), Whiteless Pike (2165ft) and Rannerdal…


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…


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…


Robinson, Dale Head and Hindscarth in Rain and Wind.

23rd July 2009

Yesterday we went to Little Town to climb Robinson (2417ft), Dale Head (2473ft) and Hindscarth (2385ft). Heavy rain and gale force winds on the summits were forecast, but as long as we could see where we were going it would be fine. The views on this…


Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head in Snow

6th January 2009

On Tuesday Ged, Kas and I went to Braithwaite to Climb Grisedale Pike (2593ft) and Hopegill Head (2525ft). I had my new camera, a Canon Ixus 970is, to try out! The day had started in sunshine, but by the time we reached Braithwaite it had started to…


Castle Crag, High Spy and Maiden Moor

28th April 2008

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I set off for Borrowdale to climb the smallest Wainwright, Castle Crag (956ft), plus High Spy (2143ft) and Maiden Moor (1887ft). The forecast was for heavy rain, but there was to be good visibility out of the rain. We had a cof…


Dodd, Lord’s Seat, Barf and Great Cockup

22nd February 2007

On Monday we set off for three days in the Northern Fells. Staying in a B&B at Maple Bank in Thornthwaite. There was low cloud so we went to Dodd Wood. First we visited The Old Sawmill Tearoom for a coffee before setting off on one of the trails…


Catbells

3rd April 2006

Went to Catbells on the shore of Derwent Water. (1481ft). Went with Tom, Ged and Kas (6 months old) the dog again. Another good day. Weather was excellent too. Jo….