Nab Scar and Alcock Tarn

Name of walk Nab Scar and Alcock Tarn
Date of walk 2008-07-28
On Monday Ged, Kas, Tom and I went to Rydal, parking at Rydal Mount to climb Nab Scar (1450ft) and walk to Alcock Tarn and back to Rydal via the Old Coffin Route, about 4 miles.
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Tom making a beeline for Nab Scar.

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View down Windermere.

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It was very hot today and the route up Nab Scar was very steep. Looking over to Grasmere.

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View down to Rydal Water and Loughrigg Fell. Rydal Cave can just be made out sticking out above the tree line.

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Ged and Kas a long way ahead!

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Grasmere.

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Looking up to Heron Pike our route is to the left.

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View over to Alcock Tarn in the middle.

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Nab Scar summit cairn..

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Alcock Tarn

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Tom had a paddle, but Ged and Kas went in for a swim.

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From the south east Alcock Tarn has an infinity pool effect..

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View out to Stone Arthur with Seat Sandal behind.

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View from the far end back.

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Looking down on Grasmere.

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Looking up Dunmail Raise.

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A small pool on the way down.

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We took the Old Coffin route to Rydal ending up back at Rydal Mount (Wordsworth's House).

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Then off to The Badger and Bar pub at the bottom of the hill for a well earned drink.

A very hot day! Good job I chose an easy walk!
Jo
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