Greenburn Round (Wetherlam to Wet Side Edge)

Name of walk Greenburn Round (Wetherlam to Wet Side Edge)
Date of walk 2007-04-04
Distance walked (miles) 9
Duration of walk 6 hours 30 minutes
Weather overcast
Peaks on walk Birk Fell, Wetherlam, Black Sails,Swirl How, Great Carrs, Little Carrs, Hell Gill Pike, Wet Side Edge, Rough Crags
Walked with Janet Kendall and Poppy
Parking Tilbertwaite

Today Janet, Poppy and I decided to do the Greenburn round. Nine miles and seven summits. We went from Low Tilberthwaite (hoping to miss the Easter Holiday crowds) up to Birk Fell (1750ft), Wetherlam (2502ft), Black Sails (2443ft),Swirl How (2630ft), Great Carrs (2575ft), Little Carrs (2300ft), Hell Gill Pike (2100ft), Wetside Edge, Rough Crags (1400ft). Then down to Greenburn beck along to Little Langdale Tarn and back over to High Tilberthwaite and then Low Tilberthwaite.

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Janet and Poppy on the bridge over Tilberthwaite Gill.

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Looking down on Low Tilberthwaite.

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The Gill.

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Looking back down to Dry Cove Bottom and the path we came up..

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Blea Tarn with the Langdale Pikes behind from the top of Birk Fell.

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Little Langdale Tarn..

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Wetherlam Edge. Several people in photo.....small!

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Looking back down Wetherlam Edge just before we got to the climbing bit where it got steep and you had to guess the way and scramble up rocks. Luckily Poppy had a nose for the right way! People below us on the path.

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Coniston Water. We had lunch on the far side of Wetherlam`s summit. Even Poppy had her own marmite sandwich! Quite a few people about and it was cold and windy so we didn`t stop for long.

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Good view over to Crinkle Crags and Bowfell. Red Tarn in the middle. Pike O` Blisco on the right.

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Summit of Black Sails with Levers Water and Coniston Old Man in view.

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Route up Swirl How...A couple of people on the path.

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View out to sea.

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Great Carrs from the summit of Swirl How. Very windy, I had to wedge myself against the cairn to take this.

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Summit cairn. Poppy is eager to get going.

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Grey Friars...need to save for another day.

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Seathwaite Tarn and Dunnerdale.

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Left is Coniston Old Man with Dow Crag on the right.

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View to Scafell and Scafell Pike.

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Summit of Great Carrs.

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View from summit cairn down the Greenburn Valley.

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Sun now coming out back on Swirl How.

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Greenburn Tarn and Little Langdale. Helvellyn range off back left. Fairfield middle left. Red Screes to the right.

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Looking down at the Wrynose Pass.

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Harter Fell.

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Wetherlam Edge seen from the other side.

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The Three Shires Stone is below.

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Looking down Wet Side Edge.

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Close up of Little Langdale Tarn.

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Bridge over Greenburn Beck and the route to Little Langdale. Poppy in a rush!

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Looking back up the valley.

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Finally at Little Langdale Tarn. Now we turned off and UP (!) for the path to Tilberthwaite.

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Looking in the distance to our starting point where we parked the car and our route up.

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Low Tilberthwaite Cottages.

The walk took about six and a half hours. Not a bad time! The guide book said eight!
Janet and I will both be at the gym tomorrow. Lucky Poppy will get a rest!
Jo.

 

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