Saturday, 4th September 2010




Walk: Carrock Fell, High Pike & Knott, Round Knott, Miton Hill, Hare Stones, Great & Little Lingy Hill & Coomb Height.
Start Point: Off road near Stone Ends Farm North of Mosedale Grid Reference: NY 354 337
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 2,560 feet
Time: 7 hours    
Weather: Sunny and warm with some wind
Comments: Our party of eight enjoyed a good day with 3 Wainwrights and 6 Birketts. The excellent weather helped with the initial climb up to Carrock Fell with excellent views, although rather hazy in the distance. The route from Carrock Fell was mainly on good paths up to High Pike, but once we had dropped down to the sheepfold on the Cumbria Way, it was mainly trackless over the grass and heather to Great & Little Lingy Hills and up to Knott. On to Coomb Height and down to Grainsgill Beck where the descent was well defined as we dropped down to the River Caldew valley. The metalled road had attracted quite a few cars with families who were enjoying the fine weather and the water, as we made our way back to the cars.

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Start, and that is . . .


where we are going . . .


and already the cars look small . . .


but it's up . . .


and up . . .


and to another false summit,


and the East peak cairn is first . . .


and then the summit at last


The Group at the summit of Carrock Fell . . .


and David adds another stone


Coffee is taken just below the summit


Next objective, High Pike


Round Knott


Miton Hill


Follow the path round the head stream gullies of Drygill Beck


High Pike summit with the OS column, wind shelter and slate slab seat


Great Lingy Hill


Pile of stones . . .


with a local inhabitant


Lunchtime on the side of Roughton Gill


Little Lingy Hill




Coomb Height


Looking down Grainsgill Beck


Ruins of old Carrock Mine


River Caldew with Coomb Height

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