Sunday, 15th May 2016

Walk: Glenridding Pier, The Raven, Howtown, Arthur’s Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, Angle Tarn, Boredale Hause
Start Point: Glenridding Pier Grid Reference: NY 390 169
Distance: 15 miles Ascent: 3,250 feet
Time: 7.5 hours
Weather: Dry with some good spells of sunshine

Three walkers joined the leader for this walk in the “Far Eastern Fells”. The walk began with a boat trip on the “Raven” from Glenridding to Howtown. According to a plaque on the bridge, the Raven was first launched in 1899. Leaving the boat at Howtown, we headed north east for a couple of miles gradually reaching the shoulder of Barton Fell. At Barton Fell we turned and followed the ridge south west to Arthur’s Pike. Leaving Arthur’s Pike we continued along the ridge visiting Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, High Raise and Rampsgill Head along the way. At the head of Riggindale we turned west  to The Knott, Angle Tarn and Boredale Hause before making our descent into Patterdale and back to the cars

Boarding the Raven

All aboard

Captain Robb

One of the Ravens sister ships under Hallin Fell

Goodbye to the Raven


Cross Fell can be just seen from Barton Fell

Arthur's Pike

Bonscale Tower

The winding road to Martindale

Loadpot Hill

High Raise

Angle Tarn


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