Author Topic: TR Keswick to Threlkeld via Castlerigg Sat 9 Feb 19  (Read 908 times)

April

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With gale force winds, snow and rain showers forecast for Saturday, we started late and got to Keswick at 12.15. The wind was supposed to be less strong in the afternoon and the rain and snow showers had stopped when we got off the bus. We noticed Booths supermarket had sand bags along the building. There had been flood warnings for Keswick Campsite on Derwent Water. Booths were hard hit in the last floods, you can't blame them for trying to defend against what could happen. We walked up to Springs Road and ascended by Brockle Beck to Rakefoot; we were visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle and then either walking to Threlkeld or Dale Bottom depending on the weather.

From Catbells to Grisedale Pike from the way up by Brockle Beck


Skiddaw from the path to Nest Brow


It was wet and muddy on the footpath from Rakefoot to Nest Brow. We had decent views, most unexpected!

Looking over at Blencathra


Zooming in on Helvellyn


Not much snow over there but I believe there is still a lot on the eastern side of the mountain

Clough Head and High Rigg


"Who yee looking at"


Helvellyn and its Dodds


Looking back at Bleaberry Fell


When we got to the stone circle we thought it was deserted and we thought we might get a photo with nobody in the shot. Not a chance, we had the usual experience, impossible to get a photo with nobody on and even people were sitting on the stones for their lunch and we gave up when we got too cold, the wind was stronger here.

Castlerigg Stone Circle (the shot with the least number of people on)


Bleaberry Fell from the road to Threlkeld


We got to Naddle Bridge and some rain started to fall so decided to walk to Threlkeld, it was less mileage there than to Dale Bottom.

Our route was Keswick - Springs Road - Rakefoot - Castlerigg stone Circle - Naddle Bridge - Threlkeld. 8.5km with 226m ascent. It took 2 hours and we managed to stay dry and we had a better walk than we expected.

If the weather forecast is correct for the weekend ahead, we will be off on a wild camp  O0
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Re: TR Keswick to Threlkeld via Castlerigg Sat 9 Feb 19
« Reply #1 on: 19:13:15, 12/02/19 »
Lovely photos April, hope you make it for a camp next weekend.  O0
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Re: TR Keswick to Threlkeld via Castlerigg Sat 9 Feb 19
« Reply #2 on: 19:16:03, 12/02/19 »
Great pics Ape O0
No sheep to rescue this time eh  ;D
A WC would be rather nice weather permitting  O0
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April

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Re: TR Keswick to Threlkeld via Castlerigg Sat 9 Feb 19
« Reply #3 on: 19:21:26, 12/02/19 »
hope you make it for a camp next weekend.  O0

Thanks Ridge, I hope we do too, we are missing camping  :)

No sheep to rescue this time eh  ;D

 :) I hope that ewe from last week is ok
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Re: TR Keswick to Threlkeld via Castlerigg Sat 9 Feb 19
« Reply #4 on: 09:45:46, 13/02/19 »
Looks like you made the most of a ropey weather day there.  Stone circle slugs - what a pain.  Think you need to get to these places at dawn if you want a clear shot. :(


Hope you get a camp in soon.

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Re: TR Keswick to Threlkeld via Castlerigg Sat 9 Feb 19
« Reply #5 on: 16:47:51, 13/02/19 »
Lol at the sheep  ;D  And the summit slug grumbling, I have missed that  ;D
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April

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Re: TR Keswick to Threlkeld via Castlerigg Sat 9 Feb 19
« Reply #6 on: 19:10:35, 13/02/19 »
Hope you get a camp in soon.

Looks like we will be camping this weekend  O0 Off to start packing my rucksack in a bit  :)

And the summit slug grumbling, I have missed that  ;D

 ;D We like a good moan  :)
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Re: TR Keswick to Threlkeld via Castlerigg Sat 9 Feb 19
« Reply #7 on: 23:58:40, 14/02/19 »

 ;D We like a good moan  :)


So long as you consider the neighbours  ;D


Nice TR & photos. I wish they'd sort out those bridges !
 
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Re: TR Keswick to Threlkeld via Castlerigg Sat 9 Feb 19
« Reply #8 on: 16:53:38, 16/02/19 »
Aaargh! Why would you sit on the stone circle to eat your butties?? Some people!  >:( 


Looks like it was quite a moody day to be out and about, those skies look very menacing. Enjoyed the trip report, as always.  :) O0

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Re: TR Keswick to Threlkeld via Castlerigg Sat 9 Feb 19
« Reply #9 on: 08:56:56, 18/02/19 »
So long as you consider the neighbours  ;D

 ::)  ;D

Nice TR & photos. I wish they'd sort out those bridges !

I think work has started or is about to start on the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path  :)

Looks like it was quite a moody day to be out and about, those skies look very menacing.

It was a bit mean and moody, in fact a bit like yesterday until we get on the bus to come home and the sun came out  :)
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