Sunday, 13th March 2016

Walk: Hollow Moor, Shipman Knotts, Kentmere Pike, Harter Fell, NanBield Pass and Kentmere Reservoir
Start Point: Kentmere Grid Reference: NY 458 039
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 3,550 feet
Time: 7.5 hours
Weather: A cold start but warming up as the clouds and mist cleared leaving blue skies before clouding over once again.

Planned as a grade 3 walk but changed to a 2 with full agreement from all attending.  With temperatures rising and skies clearing, a low level section of the walk was substituted by a high level section i.e. Kentmere Pike. 
A good day was had with good views and pleasant weather although a little chilly at Nan Bield pass.
Six people joined me for the walk including John from the Chorley Group.
Summer must be just around the corner.

Kentmere Village and ready for the off

Our first climb with the hills in the background just visible

Skeggles Water

Hollow Moor(Green Quarter), an Outlying Fell just off our planned route

It’s warming up and the air is clearing. With full agreement from all, our route was changed to take in the Kentmere Pike ridge. Here we are approaching Shipman Knotts with views down Longsleddale valley

Looking up to Gatesgarth Pass

Shipman Knotts summit

Kentmere Pike summit

Harter Fell summit

Small Water

Descending to Nan Bield pass

Zooming back up to the Nan Bield Pass . . .

the cyclist give a good idea . . .

of the route of the zig-zag path

Off path and heading down to . . .

Kentmere Reservoir

All that remains now is the walk along the valley floor back to Kentmere

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