Walla Crag to Armboth Fell
Thursday, 5 January 2017
9.94 miles/16.0 km
2,362 ft/720 m ascent
5 hours 10 minutes
Great day for this walk – last night’s hard frost made the bog surrounding High Tove hard enough to walk on. Starting from Ashness Bridge we had beautiful clear skies for a walk down the fells between Derwent Water and Thirlmere.
Good paths all the way to High Seat passing over Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell, before following the fence to High Tove. Cold wind and met a man with wet boots and bog up to his knees. Avoided getting the boots wet by mostly sticking to the well trodden path – it’s tempting to try and find a way around some of the mires, but the paths are OK when frozen solid.
Descent to Watendlath on the stepped path and then down the road in lengthening afternoon shadows.