Sunday, 6th October 2013

Walk: Barrow, Outerside, Sail, Crag Hill, Coledale Hause, Force Crag Mine
Start Point: Braithwaite Grid Reference: NY 227 237
Distance: 8.25 mls Ascent: 3,250 ft
Time: 5 hrs    
Weather: Dry for the first hour then wet and windy for the remainder of the day.
Comments: 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

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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

 

Barrow summit

 

Outerside

 

Sail and its moat surrounded summit cairn

 

Crag Hill and getting wetter by the second

 

Coledale Valley

 

Force Crag

 

Remedial work being carried out on Force Crag

 

I think they have got the scent of the cars!!

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