Sunday, 5th June 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Knott, Hare Shaw, Blease Fell, Uldale Head, Fell Head, Breaks Head, Bush Howe, The Calf, Hazelgill Knott, Langdale Knott, Longdale
Start Point: Gaisgill Grid Reference: NY 639 053
Distance: 14 miles Ascent: 3,000 feet
Time: 7.5 hours    
Weather: A cloudy day with persistent showers of rain, mainly in the morning and late afternoon. Blustery winds on exposed ridges. Cloud above summits all day.
Comments: Nine walkers attended for the first grade two walk of 2011. Starting from the old Wesleyan chapel we headed for Blease Fell, passing Knott and Hare Shaw on the way. After a brief pause to admire the view we turned east for Uldale Head and coffee break. Descending steeply to Blakethwaite Bottom we contoured around the steep sided valley above Force Brow before starting the long climb to Fell Head. Following the ridge to Breaks Head we descended steeply once again before climbing Bush Howe where we attempted to find shelter from the wind for our lunch stop. After lunch we carried on to The Calf which was the highest point of the day. Turning south our descent followed an undulating route over Hazelgill Knott and Langdale Knott where we joined Cowbound Lane which took us to Longdale and a short road walk back to the cars.

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Heading for The Knott . . .

 

then on to Hare Shaw

 

Hare Shaw summit

 

The group admires the view from Blease Fell . . .

 

while Eric takes a view of his own

 

Fell Head on the horizon (our route to The Calf)

 

The M6 follows the Lune Valley

 

Interlocking fells lead down to Carlin Gill . . .

 

which opens out as we cross the head

 

Lunch stop out of the wind (well almost)

 

A very cold and windy Calf summit

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