Monthly Archives: May 2010

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Arnison Crag to Seat Sandal from Patterdale

31st May 2010

Yesterday Brendan and I went to Patterdale to climb Arnison Crag (1424ft), Birks (2040ft), St. Sunday Crag (2756ft) and Seat Sandal (2415ft). The walk was about 11 miles long. We arrived at the Patterdale Hotel, where we had a well earned drink, seve…

Base Brown, Green Gable, Brandreth and Grey Knotts from Seathwaite

10th May 2010

On Monday Ged, Kas and I went to Seathwaite to climb Base Brown (2120ft), Green Gable (2603ft), Brandreth (2344ft) and Grey Knotts (2287ft). The last time we did this was in mist so we missed all the views. This time we did the route in reverse as th…

Blencathra via Sharp Edge

18th May 2010

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I went to Scales to climb Blencathra (2847ft) via the Sharp Edge ridge. I`ve done it twice before by the Halls Fell ridge, but as it was dry and windless we decided that today would be ideal to tackle the infamous Sharp Edge. T…

Eight Uldale Fells

12th May 2010

Yesterday I chauffeured newly elected Labour Councillor Sweeney (formally known as Brendan) to Longlands and parked by the bridge, heading off along Longlands Beck towards Trusmadoor. We had planned to climb Great Cockup (1720ft), Meal Fell (1770ft),…

Eskdale Green to Illgill Head

4th May 2010

Today Ged, Kas and I went to Eskdale Green to climb Irton Fell, Whin Rigg (1755ft) and Illgill Head (1998ft). We then went down to Burnmoor Tarn and walked back through Miterdale. A walk of just over 10 miles. A good walk. Not difficult at all. Great…

Helvellyn via Striding Edge and Swirral Edge

24th May 2010

On Monday Brendan, Ged and I went to Glenridding to climb Birkhouse Moor (2350ft) then over Striding Edge to Helvellyn (3118ft), down Swirral Edge and up to Catstycam (2917ft)and back down the valley via Red Tarn and Greenside Road. A walk of over te…

Mellbreak and the shore of Crummock Water

17th May 2010

After visiting the Rannerdale Bluebells on Monday morning we drove to Loweswater and set off to scale the north face of Mellbreak (1676ft). The walk had taken about three and a half hours and was 5.25 miles. Which made a total of 9 miles for the day….

Rannerdale Knotts and the Bluebells

18th May 2010

On Monday morning Ged, Kas and I headed to Rannerdale to look at the bluebells and climb up Rannerdale Knotts (1160ft). An easy walk of 3.75 miles. We parked at Cinderdale car park. An excellent walk for May and took us about two and a half hours. I`…