Sunday, 21st September 2014

Walk: Thirlmere, Harrop Tarn, Ullscarf, High Raise, Calf Crag, Steel Fell
Start Point: Dunmail Raise Grid Reference: NY 330 111
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 3,300 feet
Time: 6.5 hrs
Weather: Dry day with good visibility and occasional sunny spells. Fairly chilly on the summits.
Comments: Three members attended for this walk in the Central Fells. Using a couple of permissive paths we made our way from Dunmail Raise to Dob Gill where we followed a path on the south side of the gill to Harrop Tarn. Crossing the footbridge we followed the Watendlath track for a time before blazing our own path to Standing Crag. Following a refreshment stop we continued on over Ullscarf, Greenup Edge and High Raise. From High Raise we followed the line of the old fence to Codale Head before turning north for Calf Crag and Steel Fell. Leaving Steel Fell we made a quick steep descent to Steel End and the path back to Dunmail Raise.

Early morning mist hanging over Thirlmere

Mist has gone but so has all the water

Harrop Tarn

Blea Tarn

Coffee break on Standing Crag

High Raise or is it High White Stones

Calf Crag

Steel Fell

Steel Fell again

Thirlmere from Steel Fell

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