|Walk:||Steel Knotts, High Raise, Kidsty Pike, Rampsgill Head, Rest Dodd, The Nab, Angle Tarn, Beda Fell|
|Start Point:||St Peter's Church, Martindale||Grid Reference:||NY 436 192|
|Distance:||14 miles||Ascent:||5,200 feet|
|Weather:||After a threatening start the clouds cleared to give a good day with clear views of all summits. A cold Northerly breeze on the exposed ridges deterred any loitering|
|Comments:||A group of ten walkers attended for this strenuous walk. After a slight shower of rain in Fusedale the conditions were very good and even the slog across to The Nab was enhanced by the sighting of a small herd of deer. With seven summits on the route it was a good day for anyone collecting Wainwrights. A thoroughly enjoyable day.|
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Heading up the first ascent there are good views over Sandwick to Ullswater . . .
and from higher still the northern end of Ullswater comes into view
A clear path through the dying bracken leads to the summit . . .
of Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa) . . .
where the group takes time out for a chat
Nab End divides Martindale Valley into Ramps Gill and Bannerdale
Leaving Steel Knotts . . .
we make our way to High Raise . . .
from where the views to Helvellyn and surrounding fells are really clear
From Kidsty Pike the group admires the views . . .
down Riggindale to Haweswater
From Rampsgill Head we can see most of our walk with Beda Fell on the far left, The Nab left of centre and Steel Knotts just right of centre . . .
but the group is finding this spot rather windy
After leaving Rampsgill Head we have a closer view of The Nab . . .
as we make our way to Rest Dodd
Another descent takes us down to the stile giving access onto The Nab . . .
which has a small cairn - but you need to walk further on to get the best views . . .
Having returned from The Nab we make our way towards Satura Crag - most of the group can just be seen in the distance!
Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag and High Street surround Hayeswater - the route of a previous walk done in mist!
Beda Fell, our final summit, stands to the left of the Bannerdale Valley, with Steel Knotts catching the sun in the centre
Angle Tarn provides the foreground to the silhouette of Helvellyn and Catstye Cam
A sunny day in Glenridding, overlooked by Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike
The summit of Beda Fell . . .
where the group seeks a little shelter from the very strong wind . . .
before following an undulating descent . . .
with Sandwick and Ullswater back in view
We finally make our way off the fells at Howstead Brow . . .
and follow the road past . . .
the Old Church of St Martin
Glad we are not walking through HIS field!
You, too, can have your very own telephone box . . .
or post box . . .
placed here in Victorian times
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