Wetherlam

Name of walk Wetherlam
Date of walk 2007-02-26

This week is forecast to rain apart from today, so when I got a call at 7.20 this morning to go to work I turned them down in favour of a solitary walk in the Fells. I`m already working Wed,Thurs, Friday so I can afford to be choosy! I parked at Low Tilberthwaite and took the steps up Horse Crag for a circular walk up to Wetherlam (2502ft).

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One of the quarries.

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View back to Low Tilberthwaite.

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Footbridge over Tilberthwaite Gill.

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Footbridge to Yewdale Moss.

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Old mine machinery.

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I followed Crook Beck up Hole Rake to the Furness Fells. It was rather boggy, and I still haven`t waterproofed my boots!

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Coniston Old Man.

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Levers Water.

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Windermere from Lads Hows Ridge.

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Coniston Water and the sea.

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There were lots of Tarns by Hen Crag and Hen Tor, Helvellyn etc behind.

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Scafell and scafell Pike; Crinkle Crags leading to Bowfell.

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Black Sail with Swirl How behind.

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Blea Tarn and the Langdale Pikes. Stickle Tarn can be seen below Pavey Ark

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From the summit, the path to Black Sails and Swirl How. I was tempted to continue but time was getting on, to do the full round (Great Carrs and Rough Crags etc) would take me into darkness, so it`s a walk for after the clocks go forward and there is more daylight.

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Crinkle Crags and Bowfell, Red Tarn in the middle and Pike o`Blisco off right.

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Looking down Wetherlam Edge. Little Langdale Tarn, Elterwater in distance and Windermere.

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Greenburn Tarn Reservoir below.

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Very steep down Wetherlam Edge to Birk Fell. I`d just got caught on a sheer drop, had to retrace steps and find another way!

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Old copper mine workings in Greenburn.

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View to Tilberthwaite Gill (slice with trees sticking up left middle), and view back to my starting route up Hole Rake.

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Mine shaft.

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Disused mine buildings.

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View back up to Wetherlam.

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A rather nice waterfall, Henfoot Beck.

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Looking back the way I came.

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Tilberthwaite Gill..

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View back to Tilberthwaite.

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I stopped off at the quarry in the first photo to find some climbers climbing the vertical wall!

The walk took five and a quarter hours. A bit cold and windy on the tops, but again very good visibility and no sign of rain.
Jo.
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