Walla Crag to Armboth Fell

Monday, 2 January 2017 TBA miles/TBA km TBA ft/TBA m ascent 4 hours 19 minutes As you descend the Whinlatter Pass in the direction of Lorton you catch glimpses of a beautiful pointed peak – this is Ladyside Pike (2,306ft/703m), our first hill of 2017 on a route over Hopegill Head (2,526ft/770m), Hobcarton Crag (2,425ft/739m), […]

Walla Crag to Armboth Fell

View to Eel Crag from Bleaberry Fell

Thursday, 5 January 2017
9.94 miles/16.0 km
2,362 ft/720 m ascent
5 hours 10 minutes

… more photos on Flickr

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.

Maiden Moor and Derwent Water

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.

Two shadows standing on Armboth Fell (Birkett) looking north towards Raven Crag.








Descent to Watendlath on the stepped path and then down the road in lengthening afternoon shadows.



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