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gunwharfman

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I saw this today. I had a scroll though and saw a photo of Greggs Hut which I have never seen in the dry. Whenever I've arrived its either been drizzle or raining!

https://www.tgomagazine.co.uk/inspiration-and-ideas/top-10-bothy-circuits/

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Re: Saw this on the Great Outdoors mag today Re: Bothys
« Reply #1 on: 19:05:59, 20/03/19 »
IMHO there are much better routes for Mosedale Cottgage (No7) than the Bannisdale Horseshoe which is a bit of a swine to do.  I would suggest starting at Wet Sleddale for a start - much better parking and  a great ridge route in via Wasdale Pike and Great Yarlside to Grey Crag and Tarn Crag with its view down into Long Sleddale and across to Kentmere Pike and Harter Fell.  Last time I signed in the book in the cottage there was a long list of complaints about the weather and from kids being scared in the night by sheep.  I commented that I had taken shelter out of the sun to eat my lunch as it was too hot!
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Re: Saw this on the Great Outdoors mag today Re: Bothys
« Reply #2 on: 21:11:30, 20/03/19 »
I saw this today. I had a scroll though and saw a photo of Greggs Hut which I have never seen in the dry. Whenever I've arrived its either been drizzle or raining!

https://www.tgomagazine.co.uk/inspiration-and-ideas/top-10-bothy-circuits/


Me too, Cross Fell always been shrouded in cloud, hoping one day to see the amazing views that I'm told are available  O0
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Re: Saw this on the Great Outdoors mag today Re: Bothys
« Reply #3 on: 21:28:12, 20/03/19 »

Me too, Cross Fell always been shrouded in cloud, hoping one day to see the amazing views that I'm told are available  O0


Here is something to whet your appetite:




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Re: Saw this on the Great Outdoors mag today Re: Bothys
« Reply #4 on: 22:00:32, 20/03/19 »
Ah gee thanks  O0


Needed something to cheer me up having just heard the excuse we have as our PM addressing the nation blaming everyone but herself  >:(
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Re: Saw this on the Great Outdoors mag today Re: Bothys
« Reply #5 on: 08:54:45, 21/03/19 »

Me too, Cross Fell always been shrouded in cloud, hoping one day to see the amazing views that I'm told are available  O0



I must have been lucky then! A long walk up from Garrigill on a glorious sunny day, with snow on top.

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Re: Saw this on the Great Outdoors mag today Re: Bothys
« Reply #6 on: 15:28:37, 21/03/19 »
When I visited the hut it was colder inside than it was outside.

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Re: Saw this on the Great Outdoors mag today Re: Bothys
« Reply #7 on: 16:42:35, 21/03/19 »
IMHO there are much better routes for Mosedale Cottgage (No7) than the Bannisdale Horseshoe which is a bit of a swine to do.  I would suggest starting at Wet Sleddale for a start - much better parking and  a great ridge route in via Wasdale Pike and Great Yarlside to Grey Crag and Tarn Crag with its view down into Long Sleddale and across to Kentmere Pike and Harter Fell.  Last time I signed in the book in the cottage there was a long list of complaints about the weather and from kids being scared in the night by sheep.  I commented that I had taken shelter out of the sun to eat my lunch as it was too hot!


Reading this comment I realised how I've pretty much ignored most of the Shap Fells, and everything from pretty much Kentmere to Crookdale. Are there any fells or routes you rate in particular in this part of the world?  Seems a nice area to spend a long weekend with a tent, exploring the much quieter version of the Lakes.


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Re: Saw this on the Great Outdoors mag today Re: Bothys
« Reply #9 on: 19:29:44, 21/03/19 »
Brilliant, appreciated!:D  Must admit I do like Haweswater and the surrounding fells - fair enough there's a fraction of the usual 'amenities' you usually get around a Lake but it's more like going back in time.  As much as I like fells like Catbells, if it isn't extremely early it always feels like a procession !