Sunday, 8th June 2008

             

         

 

Walk: Low Raise, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, Kidsty Pike and Haweswater
Start Point: Burnbanks Grid Reference: NY 5087 160
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 2,500 feet
Time: 7 hours    
Weather: A pleasant sunny day with a welcome gentle breeze on the fell tops
Comments: After a walk along the shore path of Haweswater we climbed by the waterfall of Measand Beck and followed the footpath to the footbridge. We then followed the beck up the sometimes steep-sided and empty valley with its many waterfalls, where we quickly spotted 4 red deer. On reaching the summit of Long Grain the deer had increased to 10 and after an easy stroll over Low Raise, High Raise, Rampsgill Head and Kidsty Pike we descended via Randale Beck and spotted even more deer. A short climb took us to Castle Crag, an 'Ancient Brit Stronghold'. A short descent took us back to the shore path and on to the car park.

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Haweswater

 

High Raise

 

A distant view of Striding Edge with Rest Dodd in the foreground

 

Kidsty Pike

 

A group of local residents

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