Sunday, 28th April 2013

Walk: Wet Sleddale Reservoir, Sleddale Hall, Old Corpse Road, Selside, Artlecrag Pike, Branstree, Mosedale House
Start Point: Wet Sleddale Reservoir Grid Reference: NY 554 114
Distance: 14 miles Ascent: 2,700 feet
Time: 7 hours    
Weather: A mixed day with strong winds and spells of heavy drizzle (particularly in the morning).
Comments: Eight walkers set off from Wet Sleddale for this walk. The route followed the southern edge of the reservoir before climbing behind Sleddale Hall. We then proceeded to find the driest route across Swindale Common before descending into Swindale by Gouthercrag Gill. At this point we lost Kath and Phil who decided to return by an alternative route whilst the rest of the group continued to Swindale Head. From here we followed the Old Corpse Road for a time before turning south to climb Selside End to Selside. After a pause for lunch we continued on to Arklecrag Pike and Branstree. Leaving Branstree we descended into Mosedale to return to the cars.

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It looks rather misty as we prepare for the 'off'

 

After crossing the bridge over Sleddale Beck . . .

 

a climb gives a good view back to Wet Sleddale Reservoir

 

A cairn provides a good spot for a photo . . .

 

on the way to . . .

 

Gouthercrag Gill

 

From there we head down into Swindale

 

Selside - the first of our two Wainwrights

 

Haweswater from Arklecrag Pike

 

Branstree - the second of today's Wainwrights

 

Making ourselves at home in Mosedale House

 

Mosedale Beck

 

Heading back to Wet Sleddale Reservoir

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