Sunday, 6th October 2013
Crag Hill, Coledale Hause,
Force Crag Mine
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||Dry for the first hour then
wet and windy for the remainder of the day.
||Ignoring the weather forecast, four
walkers joined the leader for this walk. The day began promising,
and we managed to reach Barrow, dry and mist free. However, as we
made our way to the Barrow Door, the rain began and the mist
descended. Pressing on, we arrived at Outerside and attempted, with
little success, to find some shelter for our morning break. Leaving
Outerside we made our way, firstly to Sail, and then to Crag Hill.
In view of the worsening conditions we decided to shorten the walk
and descend into Coledale and back to the Braithwaite
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Barrow in its Autumn colours
Mist hanging over Grisedale Pike
Looking back towards Bassenthwaite Lake . . .
and the Skiddaw Massif
Derwentwater with Bleaberry Fell behind
Looks like we are in for it, although Outerside is still clear
Sail and its moat surrounded summit cairn
Crag Hill and getting wetter by the second
Remedial work being carried out on Force Crag
I think they have got the scent of the cars!!
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