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

 

Knott

 

Coomb Height

 

Looking down Grainsgill Beck

 

Ruins of old Carrock Mine

 

River Caldew with Coomb Height

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