Sunday, 4th October 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Lord Crag & Alcock Tarn
Start Point: A591 Lay by after Swan Hotel Grid Reference: NY 337 087
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 2,675 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: Sunny with some light rain showers
Comments: Our group of 7 set off in the sun to start the climb up the fell to Stone Arthur. As we approached Stone Arthur a shower passed through and as it moved along the A591 a rainbow appeared for a few moments. Onto Stone Arthur for coffee before we headed for the path along the ridge to Heron Pike. However with the fine weather it was decided to go on to Great Rigg, and even Fairfield looked inviting, but it was back to Heron Pike. On to Lord Crag below, picking up the unmarked path down to Alcock Tarn. After a tea break it was down to the path running parallel to the A 591 back to the cars. An excellent day on the fells.

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Setting out from the parked cars

 

Grasmere as we start to climb

 

View to Helm Crag

 

Rainbow over Dunmail

 

Stone Arthur . . .

 

and a view back to Grasmere

 

Sheltered but sunny for coffee

 

Looking down Rydal Beck to Windermere

 

Fairfield from Great Rigg

 

Great Rigg and Fairfield

 

Erne Crag and Heron Pike

 

Heron Pike

 

Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag

 

Lord Crag - with White Crag, Helm Crag, Gibson Knott & Grasmere Common

 

Approaching . . .

 

Alcock Tarn . . .

 

for a tea stop

 

A paraglider enjoys his sport as we descend

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