Whinlatter Fell

Name of walk Whinlatter Fell
Date of walk 2017-09-18

Today Ness and I would park at Whinlatter Visitor Centre for a walk in the forest and up to Whinlatter Fell. We would then go to Keswick. Unfortunately it was raining and the mist was down over the near fells so there wasn’t much of a view.

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Whinlatter Visitor Centre.

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Gandalf or Merlin?

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Squirrel or Kangaroo?

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We head up through the forest.

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A sleeping mouse.

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Well that's one way to wake him up!

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"If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise......."

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I thought the surprise was supposed to be Teddy Bears, not a Gruffalo!

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We turn at marker 2. Once we reach marker 55 we are at the gate on to the fell side. There is a steep 25m section straight up by the fence.

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Ness decides to head back to the cafe. I push on to the summit.

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Looking back down to the gate.

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Whinlatter Top ahead.

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Whinlatter Top. This is not the summit, Brown Top, the hill ahead is, so I continue on.

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No views today, but at least it has stopped raining.

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Brown Top summit shelter, a bit dilapidated.

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I try to get some hills in, with little success.

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Vale of Lorton.

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Lord's Seat is centre.

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Grisedale Pike peeking out of the mist.

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A sheep photo for Sue Fryer!

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I head back to the forest.

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Returning to the gate.

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Walking back through the forest. I must remember to turn right at the Gruffalo! I don't want to disturb a Teddy Bears' picnic!

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I met Ness back at the Siskin Cafe, then we head into Keswick.

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Same name, same colours, spooky!

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We stop for lunch, then head to Hayes in Ambleside.

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Bunny!

The walk is about three miles and took an hour and forty minutes. Another easy walk, but better on a clear, dry day!

Jo.

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