Sunday, 7th September 2008




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
Time: 6 hours    
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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