|Walk:||Robinson - Little Town, Hause Gate, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head Tarn, Dale Head, Robinson, High Snab Bank|
|Start Point:||Little Town car park||Grid Reference:||NY 233 914|
|Distance:||9.6 miles||Ascent:||3,300 feet|
|Weather:||A dull day with low cloud on the fell tops|
|Comments:||On arriving at the almost full car park at Little Town, the overcast skies did not look encouraging but nevertheless 8 brave souls put on their boots and started the first ascent of the day. We had only managed to get halfway up Maiden Moor before we were in the mist. We spent the rest of the day, till the descent of Robinson, imagining the views that might have been. The steep climb from Dalehead Tarn to Dalehead was easier than most anticipated and on the top the sun was vainly attempting to shine on us. The walk finished by passing the old church now a tearoom, and without the waterproofs having been needed.|
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Crossing Yewthwaite Gill on our way to Hause Gate
A rocky climb up to Hause Gate
Low cloud over Keswick as we climb up to Maiden Moor
Not much of a view from Maiden Moor today
Hope John knows the way - it's a bit misty up here
Time for coffee near Blea Crag
At least the cairn on High Spy is big enough for us to find it!
Crossing the beck near Dale Head Tarn . . .
which is looking quite atmospheric
Dale Head cairn - pity about the views
We drop out of the mist on Hindscarth Edge . . .
and it even looks sunny on the edges of Blencathra
Looking over High Snab Bank to Keswick
It's a long way down to the reservoir . . .
which is fed by the beck in Deep Gill
The Rowan berries are very prominent this year
There is a clear path off Hindscarth, on the left, and Robinson is still in mist on the right
We give the tea and cakes at Newlands school/church a miss today
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