Sunday, 3rd March 2013

Walk: Scale Ivy Intake, Latterbarrow, Wise Een & Moss Eccles tarns, Near Sawrey for Hill Top House ( Beatrix Potter) and Far Sawrey
Start Point: Road adjacent to Lake Grid Reference: SD 388 970
Distance: 12.6 miles Ascent: 2,300 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: Excellent. A warn and Sunny day although hazy.
Comments: A walk of several ups and downs with none being too long. Although it was hazy, we had excellent views from Scale Ivy Intake of the Lakes and Lake Windermere. From Latterbarrow we  had a panoramic view if the Lakeland hills although the haze was little more noticeable. On reaching Near Sawrey, we called to see Beatrix but she was not at home so we had to make do with looking at the house and grounds. Nine people enjoyed a warm spring like day with a hope of more to come.

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The start point by Lake Windermere . . .

 

which is like a millpond

 

A gentle start before . . .

 

Climbing to the top of Scale Ivy Intake

 

Bowness-on-Windermere from the ridge above . . .

 

where John surveys the lake

 

Looking west the Coniston Fells can be seen  in the distance

 

The group stops at a vantage point looking out across Windermere

 

A group shot on our first vantage point . . . 

 

Scale Ivy Intake with the Coniston Fells just visible and Tony making sure he gets on the photo

 

This time looking East towards Sallows, Yoke, etc. and Marie

 

The forest track on the way to Basecamp . . .

 

where we find an unusual collection of padlocks

 

Quite a climb to . . .

 

Latterbarrow Summit

 

The Poser!

 

Group shot on Latterbarrow

 

The view from Latterbarrow . . .

 

followed by a steep descent

 

With a little more sunshine the Langdale fells (on right) become a little clearer

 

The Herdwicks are still sporting their winter coats

 

The summit of Latterbarrow in the distance

 

We drop down past Wraymires Tarn . . .

 

and on past Wise Een Tarn . . .

 

with Coniston in the distance

 

Scenic view across Wise Een Tarn with Coniston fells and Langdale Pikes in the distance

 

The climb back up wasn't that hard was it?

 

Something has caught the groups eye as Moss Eccles Tarn is reached

 

A scenic walk through Hagg Wood . . .

 

from where forest management can be seen with old trees felled and new trees planted

 

We follow a winding track on to Near Sawrey

 

It probably needs a bit of TLC before you could ride it Ian

 

Hill Top

 

'Mr McGregor' who is collecting money for the village playground

 

A tranquil Windermere scene . . .

 

and again at the end of the walk

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