Kentmere Horseshoe

Fabulous day ridge walking in sunshine.

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Sunday, 2 April 2017
15.41 miles/24.8 km
4,019 ft/1,225 m ascent
6 hours 54 minutes

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Early morning start from Kentmere, taking the last parking space by the church. Trekked up the Garburn Pass and then turning right to ascend Yoke (2,316ft/706m), and then the fabulous ridge over Ill Bell (2,484ft/757m), and Froswick (2,362ft/720m) to Thornthwaite Crag (2,572ft/784m).

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From Thornthwaite Crag we decided to add on Gray Crag (2,293ft/699m) and then retraced our steps and up on to High Street (2,717ft/828m).  Then back to the classic Kentmere Horseshoe.

Mardale Ill Bell (2,493ft/760m) and the descent to the Nan Bield Pass for lunch in the wind shelter. Crowded with walkers and cyclists. After lunch climbing to Harter Fell (2,556ft/779m) and then the slightly boggy trail over Kentmere Pike (2,395ft/730m) and down to Shipman Knotts (1,926ft/587m).

Baystones

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), […]

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Tuesday, 3 January 2017
4.29 miles/6.9 km
1,096 ft/334 m ascent
2 hours 12 minutes

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The second of our walk of two halves from Troutbeck, this time on the West side of the valley.  Baystones (Wansfell) (1,597ft/487m) is the highest point of this hill, but very quiet compared to Wansfell Pike (1,581ft/482m), which lies at the top of the stepped path from Ambleside.  We visited both tops on our circular walk.


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Sour Howes and Sallows

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), […]

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Sour Howes and Sallows

Tuesday, 3 January 2017
5.22 miles/8.4 km
1,421 ft/433 m ascent
2 hours 29 minutes

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The first of two walks from Troutbeck, one on either side of the valley.  Sour Howes (1,585ft/483m) is a low collection of grass covered bumps and the higher Sallows (1,693ft/516m) a boggy fell.  They make up for their dull appearance with views up the valley to the undulating ridge of Yoke (2,316ft/706m), Ill Bell (2,484ft/757m) and Froswick (2,362ft/720m), and down the valley to Lake Windermere.

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Windermere from Sour Howes

A dull cloudy day, but no rain despite the clouds.


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