High Dam and Finsthwaite

Name of walk High Dam and Finsthwaite
Date of walk 2013-02-08

Yesterday afternoon, to make the most of the sunshine, Ged, Kas and I drove to Finsthwaite to walk up to High Dam.

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The Lower tarn.

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High Dam.

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We planned to climb the fence and end up on the ridge above my head which should give good views out to the higher fells.

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High Dam was partly frozen.

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We managed to scale the barbed wire fence......most unfriendly!........and climbed to the top for the views. The forests are still quite high but we could just see over the trees.

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The Langdale Pikes.

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Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke.

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Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man.

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Looking back down to High Dam.

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We climbed back down and continued our circuit.

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Towards the end we headed off over a couple of fields for the alternative route back to Finsthwaite Village. The little gate is the entrance to the public footpath through someone's driveway/garden.

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Now in someone`s garden, Kas goes on the lead.

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We make for St. Peter's Church.

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View from the way back to the car.

Another good little walk. It took a couple of hours.

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