Watendlath Round

Name of walk Watendlath Round
Date of walk 2010-06-21
Distance walked (miles) 9
Duration of walk 5 hours 30 minutes
Weather Sunny
Peaks on walk Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, HIgh Tove
Walked with Ged and Kas the blind dog, and son, Tom.
Parking Free Ashness Bridge car park

On Tuesday Ged, Kas, Tom and I went to Ashness Bridge to climb Walla Crag (1234ft), Bleaberry Fell (1932ft), High Seat (1995ft) and High Tove (1665ft) descend down to Watendlath and follow the trail down the valley back to Ashness Bridge. A walk of just under nine miles.

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Just to the right of the bridge is the track leading up the fell. Ashness Bridge was invaded by a group of over twenty artists who were busy sketching and getting in the way of the lovely view! Tom helping Ged with his rucksack

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Good views all the way up of Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite Lake and the northern fells....

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Looking back down on Ashness Bridge and over to High Spy and Maiden Moor. The Scafells still in the mist.

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Tom and Kas heading for Walla Crag.

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View of Keswick from the summit.

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Kas, Tom and me with the north western fells behind.

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Route up to Bleaberry Fell.

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Tom on the track up to Bleaberry Fell. Catbells opposite.

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Blencathra and Clough Head from the summit.

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Tom having a breather.

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High Seat summit

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Heading for the Pewitts. Thankfully due to the dry weather the bog was easily passable.

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After summitting High Tove we headed down to Watendlath, stopping on the grass with a view to the tarn, for lunch.

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Dessert!!!!! Tom was so engrossed in his scone with jam and cream that he didn`t even notice me taking this photo.

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Friendly chaffinches looking for crumbs.

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The pigs are not here this year. Loads of ducks still.

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After pigging-out on coffee and cake we head over the bridge and say goodbye to Watendlath.

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We follow the river down the valley.

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Very little water about to merit all the wooden bridges we crossed.

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From the bridge over the river that leads back to the road you could see plenty of Brown Trout swimming about. This one was a good ten inches in length.

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On the narrow road down to Ashness Bridge.

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Surprise View......which was a surprise as Ged had forgotten it was here!

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Once back at the Ashness Bridge car park we looked for the Bob Graham Memorial and found it tucked away about 100m further down the road.

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We took a walk down to the pier at the bottom of the Ashness Bridge road.

The walk took about five and a half hours including the long stop at Watendlath A very easy walk for a dry spell, no difficulties, nothing too steep, just a pleasant walk!
Jo.
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