Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Alcock Tarn, Rydal Water and Grasmere

14th February 2012

Yesterday Brendan and I went to Ambleside to do some shopping in the morning and then drove to Grasmere to walk up to Alcock Tarn and around Rydal Water and Grasmere in the afternoon. The forecast was for rain in the morning and gales on the fells, s…

Catbells Above The Clouds And A Walk Around Derwent Water

6th February 2012

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I drove to Portinscale to climb Catbells (1481ft) and then to walk around Derwent water, it is about 10 miles. The idea was to do it in snow, but we picked the only area in the lakes that did not have any! We had detoured throu…

Coniston Round in Snow

1st February 2012

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I drove to Coniston to climb Wetherlam (2499ft), Black Sails (2444ft), Swirl How (2630ft), Great Carrs (2558ft), Brim Fell (2611ft), and Coniston Old Man (2633ft). A walk of just over 10 miles. We parked up the top of the road…

Far Sawrey, Claife Heights and Wray Castle

15th February 2012

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I drove to Far Sawrey in order to visit Three Dubs Tarn and High Blind How (886ft), both of which we did not have time to explore on the last occasion we were at Claife Heights. We would then head up on the high forest track to…

Wansfell Pike in Snow

8th February 2012

On Wednesday I drove to Troutbeck, parking on the roadside on the left of the church, in order to walk over to Ambleside to do some shopping. I would then return to Troutbeck over Wansfell (1579ft) and Wansfell Pike (1581ft). A walk of seven and a qu…