Sunday, 5th May 2013

Walk: Gasgale Gill, Coledale Hause, Whiteless Pike, Whiteless Edge, Rannerdale, Crummock Water
Start Point: Lanthwaite Green Farm CP Grid Reference: NY 159 208
Distance: 7.6 miles Ascent: 2,000 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Overcast for most of walk. Increasingly heavy rain from top of Gasgale Gill to Rannerdale. Windy, but nowhere near as windy as when this was last walked by us two years ago!
Comments: The path up Gasgale Gill has further deteriorated and in the lower part of the Gill it has been 'extinguished' and diverted. (We discovered this having scrambled up the former path!). No bluebells in Rannerdale; the plants were barely half an inch high.
6 walkers.

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New bridge over Liza Beck


Ascending Gasgale Gill . . .


with low mist ahead . . .


and looking back down the gill


Loweswater and Crummock Water as seen from the top of Rannerdale


Lunch stop in Rannerdale


Descending Rannerdale


Looking back up Rannerdale


Clouds down on Mellbreak


Rannerdale Knotts


Heading for the gorse and Crummock Water


Rannerdale Knotts and Crummock Water


Walking on the lakeside


Crummock Water and Mellbreak


Distant view of Rannerdale Knotts


A fine ram!


Whin Ben and High Kid Crag

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