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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