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Birkhouse Moor from Glenridding

 25th October 2021

Route. Glenridding - Greemside Rd - Red Tarn Beck - Red Tarn - Hole-in-the-wall - Birkhouse Moor - Mires Beck - Glenridding

( about 6 miles 2100ft ascent )

Just a few pictures from a very wet trip up to Red Tarn and back down over Birkhouse Moor. We had intended to go up to Catstyecam but we couldn't even see it in the clag so we saved it for a day with better views.


Wet weather was forecast for everywhere in the Lakes today. With a strong westerly wind also forecast we thought a walk in the lee of Helvellyn would at least be sheltered if not dry..

Here we are walking along Greenside road and at least there is a bit of a view to the lower fells.

A bit further along the road now and things don't seem to be improving..


Swarth beck rushing down the hillside.

Just about to cross Glenridding beck and it does look as it might just be clearing a bit.


Unfortunately it was a false dawn and as we rounded the corner and started the steeper section of the path it started raining even harder and the cloud dropped all around us. There was nothing to see at Red Tarn and as mentioned Catstyecam was abandoned so this is a view of Ullswater from the descent by Mires Beck.


The rain just wouldn't give up and it was a very slippery path down..


At least we were below the cloud so had something to look at. Glenridding Dodd, Ullswater and the lower reaches of Place Fell in this case.

Great Mell Fell pops up in the distance.


Nearly back now and I thought this tree gave a nice bit of colour to a mainly grey day.


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