North-west Fells Sojourn

I was recently once again lucky enough to 'escape' for a few days continuous fell-walking in the north-western part of the Lake District.  This time I was based in the Loweswater area, at the very commodious and friendly Grange Country House Hotel.  The highlights of the trip were as follows:

  • Day 1:  in the Newlands valley - up Hindscarth and down Robinson [photos 1 to 9 below;  highest point (Robinson): 2418 ft/ 737 m., distance: 6.5 miles/ 10.4 km., ascent: 2513 ft./ 766 m.]
  • Day 2:  up Grasmoor Edge (its north-western one), then to Hopegill Head, Whitesides, Whin Ben and back to base (at Lanthwaite Green) [photos 10 to 21 below;  highest point (Grasmoor): 2795 ft/ 852 m., distance: 6.1 miles/ 9.7 km., ascent: 3660 ft./ 1115 m.]
  • Day 3:  due to the very windy conditions, it seemed advisable to 'lie low' for this part of the visit, and thus activities comprised circumnavigations of Buttermere lake and Loweswater, plus a saunter to the top of Brackenthwaite Howes from Lanthwaite Green [photos 22 to 35 below;  total distance about 9 miles/14.4 km, height gain negligible.]

As the photos show, the weather was pretty good throughout, and thus much of the lovely scenery of this area was displayed to best advantage.  A great break indeed!

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