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A round above Borrowdale

9th December 2012

Route.  Rosthwaite - Stonethwaite - Lingy End - Dock Tarn - Great Crag - Puddingstone Bank - Brund Fell - King's How - Hazel Bank.

( About 6 miles 1800ft ascent)

 

Sue and I went for a walk on little fells above Borrowdale. We had fine but at times windy weather for this lovely round which is perfect for a short winters day.

 Looking up the valley to Eagle Crag whilst heading along the path to start the climb of the steep stone staircase to Lingy End

Leaving the main path. There is quite a distinct branch to the left.

There is not much ascent on the whole round but most of it seems to be on the path up through the trees. 

clear of the tree line now and the views open up. The mist in Langstrath caught by the sun was lovely to see.

Willygrass Gill roars down the fell.

Looking up Greenup Gill with a snowy High Raise behind.

The path soon reaches a frozen Dock Tarn.

Looking down to Watendlath from Great Crag.

Helvellyn peeping over the central ridge.

We crossed the boggy saddle and were soon on Brund Fell.

The sky was providing a great show over the High fells.

Derwentwater, Keswick and Skiddaw from the climb to King's How.

The Memorial to King Edward the Vll, fastened to a rock just off the path. The words are very faded and hard to read but using the magic of  Wikepedia  I have found the full inscription-

In Loving Memory of King Edward VII, Grange Fell is dedicated by his sister Louise as a sanctuary of rest and peace. Here may all beings gather strength, find in scenes of beautiful nature a cause for gratitude and love to God, giving them courage and vigour to carry on his will.

Zooming in on Blencathra.

Sue admiring the view from King's How.

As we dropped down to valley from King's How the sky was constantly changing over the high fells and in particular Great Gable.

and zooming in on Great Gable.

Looking back to King's How.

The sun dropping down behind Great Gable

A lovely end to a lovely day.

Last walk - Coniston 

Next walk - A low level walk from Elterwater