Author Topic: TR Day 2 Alcock Tarn and the Coffin Route to Rydal Sun 1 Jul 18  (Read 430 times)

April

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Day 2

We awoke to more sunshine after a very sound sleep, we had been so tired after the long walk in the heat. We had our breakfast and a couple of brews then packed our stuff away.

Beefy and the MSR in the morning


Crinkles, Bowfell and Scafell Pike from our pitch


Coniston Fells and Grasmere


We had decided to not do much ascent on the walk today, the heat was already oppressive.

Grasmere and Alcock Tarn


We descended steeply down the fellside toward Alcock Tarn, pathless and hard work. It got harder when we reached a patch of bracken :D  A lot of cursing followed before we met up with the path that comes down from Lord Crag, much easier going on the path.

Approaching Alcock Tarn


Reeds are beginning to take over the tarn.

Alcock Tarn


We left the tarn, amazed we'd had it all to ourselves. There were a few people on the way up as we descended toward White Moss.

Zooming in on Harrison Stickle from the descent from Alcock Tarn


We had a brew and some food on our favourite rock on White Moss Common. For once there were no space invaders and we had a peaceful lunch.

On the Coffin Route


There was some shade along here and we were grateful for it as the heat was intense.

Walking through Rydal Hall to Ambleside


We got some cold milk in Ambleside and sat in the shade waiting for our bus. We would like a bit more cloud next weekend please. Day 2 was Pitch below Heron Pike - Alcock Tarn - White Moss - White Moss Common - Coffin Route - Rydal - Ambleside 9.5km with 199m ascent. We looked at new stoves when we got home with the threads in our old one a bit worn and damaged. We got the MSR pocket rocket 2 so we will be using it this weekend, I hope we are happy with it.
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

beefy

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Fantastic  O0
Don't break the new stove ya bogger :D


pdstsp

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Lovely pics on both days April - love the reflections in Alcock Tarn.  It must have been a bit soul destroying to have to climb back over the ridge for water.


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Ridge

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Lovely again. Don't go wishing for too much cloud.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

adalard

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Another enjoyable TR.  :)


Loved the tarn too - and the pic of Harrison Stickle - great stuff!  O0

henryb

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Really like the Grasmere lake and Alcock tarn photo O0

April

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Don't break the new stove ya bogger :D

You can do all the cooking and brews this weekend then , I wouldn't want to break it  :D

Are Beefy's legs allowed on a public forum?

 ;D I think he'd forgotten to put his trousers on but didn't like to mention it  ;)

Don't go wishing for too much cloud.

Well can we have some rain overnight and then a bit of cloud cover during the day so we get sunny spells?

Thanks adalard and henry  O0
 
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You can do all the cooking and brews this weekend then , I wouldn't want to break it  [/size]
You'll be sorry  ;D



Are Beefy's legs allowed on a public forum?
Oi... :(
Well the rest of me has been on here  :D

April

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You can do all the cooking and brews this weekend then, I wouldn't want to break it  :D

You'll be sorry  ;D

Boiling water is quite difficult.....perhaps I had better do it  :D
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Great photos from both days April    :)    Nice to see the fells in the sunshine   

April

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Thanks Dovegirl  O0
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pleb

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I dont want pics of his bum!  :o

April

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I dont want pics of his bum!  :o

Think yourself lucky that it wasn't his bare bum  ;)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong