|Walk:||Pooley Bridge - Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill , Wether Hill and Fusedale|
|Start Point:||Pooley bridge car park||Grid Reference:||NY 471 244|
|Distance:||13.5 miles||Ascent:||2,060 feet|
|Weather:||Dull but dry to start, turning wet with a lot of persistent drizzle|
|Comments:||Although it was dull, our party of nine set off in the dry and made it to The Cockpit. It started to rain as we as we headed towards Arthurís Pike but had eased off by the time we got there for a coffee stop. Then we set off to join the High street and Loadpot Hill as the rain came on, the pattern for the day. Whilst we stopped at Loadpot Hill the mist rolled in, cleared by the Chimney, but was back at Wether Hill. Not a good day for any views, but a good excuse to return on a better day! The wall below Red Crag was a good place to stop for lunch, before we headed down towards Fusedale. We left the mist behind but not the on and off rain. At the finger post just before Howtown, it was agreed by all that we would carry on walking back to Pooley Bridge rather than wait for the ferry. A longer walk than perhaps expected, but we all enjoyed the day and agreed that the area was worthy of further exploration, another time, hopefully on a brighter occasion.|
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The group at The Cockpit
Here comes the rain
Coffee break at Arthur's Pike
We arrive at Loadpot Hill . . .
and the mist rolls in
No mist at The Chimney . . .
but the rain returns at Wether Hill
Descent to Fusedale, Gowk Hill, Brownthwaite Crag and Steel Knotts
It's a fungus - but any idea what sort?
Anybody at home?
We head for Howtown and still the mist swirls over the fells
Still smiling in the rain!
Isolated Cote Farm
Looking back up Fusedale
I'm the 'King of the Castle' around here . . .
further on we wondered if we were in the Andes
Nearly back at Pooley Bridge and it's still, shall we say, atmospheric
Pooley Bridge, boats and steamer pontoon
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