Devoke water, Water Crag and Rough Crag

Name of walk Devoke water, Water Crag and Rough Crag
Date of walk 2007-10-07
I will be working full time at Cartmel Priory School until half term. So it was frustrating to drive to and back from work and see all the mountains surrounded by blue sky and good visibility all this week and not able to have a day off walking. I also woke up with a cold on Friday morning so I knew I would not be doing much at the weekend. I had to miss out on the gym on Saturday, but went on Sunday morning but just to have a coffee and read the paper!
So come this afternoon Brendan, Tom and I decided to have a walk around Devoke Water, the largest Tarn in the Lake District. The weather was warm and dry but it had become very hazy and so the visibility was poor. Typical!!
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View to Woodend Height and White Pike.

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The Boathouse.

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The cottage next to it is a ruin.

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Tom resting on the steps.

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Looking out to Water Crag from the ruins.

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Looking down the Tarn.

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The Boathouse with Rough Crag behind.

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Looking back at the Boathouse with Seat How behind.

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Looking from the ancient cairn back down the Tarn.

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Route to Water Crag (997ft).

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We had to cross Linbeck Gill.

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Half way up Water Crag.

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Hazy view from Water Crag summit.

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Path to Rough Crag (1049ft)

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View out to Seat How from the summit.

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The walk is only three and a half miles, only takes a couple of hours, and is very easy, but a bit wet underfoot in places. A walk to do again when the visibility is better as you should be able to see Crinkle Crags and the Scafells. I could make them out today but they were not worth a photo.
Jo.

 

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