Sunday, 28th July 2013

Walk: Scales Force, Floutern Tarn, Great Borne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Buttermere
Start Point: Buttermere Grid Reference: NY 176 170
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 4,000 feet
Time: 7.5 hours    
Weather: An overcast day with heavy rain early on. Mist covered the fell tops off and on for most of the day eventually clearing in the late afternoon. Strong winds on exposed ridges.
Comments: Six walkers joined the leader for this walk in the Buttermere fells. Unfortunately, we were a little unlucky with the weather but we still had an enjoyable day and some of us managed to 'bag' some new Wainwrights.

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Raring to go


John inspects Scale Force


Grasmoor has it's hat on across Crummock Water




Our first top - Great Borne


Great Borne on a better day


Still in mist on Starling Dodd


Starling Dodd without the mist


A glimpse of Ennerdale


Red Pike mist free but will it be when we get there


A breezy Red Pike


Red Pike on a better day


Crummock Water from Red Pike


Bleaberry Tarn


High Stile


High Stile on a better day


High Crag, the last summit


High Crag minus the mist


The descent from High Crag needs concentration




Mellbreak and Rannerdale Knotts across Buttermere


Grasmoor and its neighbour mist free now


Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere

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