Sunday, 26th August 2012

Walk: Steel Knotts, High Raise, Kidsty Pike, Rest Dodd, The Nab, Beda Fell
Start Point: St Peter's Church, Martindale Grid Ref: NY 436 191
Distance: 14.2 miles Ascent: 4,000 feet
Time: 7.25 hours    
Weather: An unsettled day with frequent heavy showers and the odd sunny interval. Mist on the fells in the morning, clearing in the afternoon.
Comments: Six walkers joined the leader for this strenuous walk. The recent heavy rain made the conditions heavy going, particularly on The Nab. The views from the higher fells were marred by the mist but did improve as we descended. However, despite the wet feet everyone agreed they had enjoyed the walk.

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Leaving St Peter's Church


As we climbed to Steel Knotts there were clear views of Ullswater




Steel Knott conquered




Elevenses on the Roman Road


Rest Dodd - not quite the same scenic views as the last time we were here


The Nab summit which provides an ideal vantage spot to view the full day walk




As we head back off the Nab Angle Tarn comes into view to the west


Setting off over Beda Fell Patterdale can be seen to the west


Beda Fell summit in the distance


From Beda Head Sandwick comes into view with Little Mell Fell in the distance


We drop down before the final ascent of the day up Allen Crag


A seat with stunning views across Ullswater to Gowbarrow Fell


Yes, this was the same day! The cloud had lifted as we crossed the Christy Bridge
providing clear views up Howe Grain to High Raise and the Nab

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