Author Topic: 20th Jan- Greenburn round  (Read 1474 times)

karl h

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20th Jan- Greenburn round
« on: 07:41:24, 22/01/19 »
One of our ' a walk near a main road in case of snow ' walks this week. We weren't really sure what the weather would bring but we got lucky and enjoyed a fabulous day out.
Helm Crag from the road to Helmside.
After driving north through almost constant fog we were glad that as we reached Grasmere we could see that the tops were clear ( David joined us today ).
Helm Crag is the last stop for us today. Steel Fell is the first.
Almost immediately as we began to climb we started to get the views. This is Loughrigg emerging from the cloud.
Sue clears the mist.
Loughrigg again above the inversion over Grasmere and Rydal.
Looking over the A591 to Helvellyn.
The head of the Greenburn valley takes the award for my first blue sky and snow picture of the 2018/19 winter.
The mist is dissipating in the valley.
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Looking to the Sun and Helm Crag from the summit of Steel Fell..
Zooming in over Helm Crag to the 'islands' in the mist. 
Higher level cloud has settled on Helvellyn.
Looking north over Thirlmere to High Rigg and Blencathra.
Our onward route, made easier by being frozen.
Sue and David pass one of the tarns just next to the path.
On to Calf Crag now looking along the ridge and to Grasmere.
Yep...winter is definitely here.
Harrison Stickle seen through the drifting cloud which moved over the fells all around us for most of the afternoon.
Looking over to Steel Fell from Gibson Knott. The sky to east and north has gone a bit dark.
The sun is still shining over to the west though.
Lovely clouds over the Coniston fells.
Helm Crag from Bracken Hause.
The Howitzer on Helm Crag.
And at the other end of the fell, the Lion and the Lamb.
Grasmere village and Grasmere the lake below.
Looking along Far Easedale with the bad weather coming down from the north.
Our route was -
Grasmere - Helmside - Steel Fell - Calf Crag - Gibson Knott - Helm Crag - Grasmere (about 7.5 miles  2300ft of ascent )
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richardh1905

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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #1 on: 08:00:38, 22/01/19 »
Beautiful photos, Karl - what magical conditions for a walk.

The telephoto shot of Blencathra's ridges wreathed in clouds is particularly fine. Makes me want to take up photography again.


PS - Helm Crag was the first mountain that I climbed - well it certainly seemed like a mountain to a 7 year old!
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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #2 on: 08:35:41, 22/01/19 »
Wow Karl they are stunning photos.
A frozen day is a good idea for the bog after Steel Fell.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #3 on: 08:40:48, 22/01/19 »
Wonderful pictures - hard to pick favourites but I love the inversion over Grasmere and Rydal and the islands in the mist - beautiful.  I am so cross with myself for forgoing Sunday after seeing these and Photonut's pictures.

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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #4 on: 08:49:41, 22/01/19 »
Fab pics Karl  O0

We had sacked the Lakes because we thought the weather would be pants  :(
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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #5 on: 09:26:35, 22/01/19 »
Fab pics Karl  O0

We had sacked the Lakes because we thought the weather would be pants  :(


Me too  :(

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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #6 on: 09:53:53, 22/01/19 »
Great photos, they capture really well the changing conditions of the day on the first wintry landscape.  O0

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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #7 on: 10:49:23, 22/01/19 »
Splendid TR & stunning photos Karl,  I especially like the 'view of Loughrigg and the inversion over Rydal & Grasmere'. But, they are all good.
I'd like to know if Sue is available to join other walks as her 'party trick' of clearing mist seems to be very effective and just what we need  ;D   ;D
Although I presume you have exclusive rights under the Cut Price Tours operation ? 
Only a hill but all of life to me, up there between the sunset and the sea. 
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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #8 on: 11:15:30, 22/01/19 »
cracking pics karl O0
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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #9 on: 15:33:59, 22/01/19 »
I can only echo what's already been said - fantastic photos! O0  The colours in the one of Loughrigg above the Grasmere/Rydal inversion and the zoom-in over Helm Crag are breathtaking.

karl h

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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #10 on: 19:28:21, 22/01/19 »
Thanks all for your very kind feedback  O0

I'd like to know if Sue is available to join other walks as her 'party trick' of clearing mist seems to be very effective and just what we need  ;D   ;D
Although I presume you have exclusive rights under the Cut Price Tours operation ? 
Sorry IM Sue is contracted to KKPT but you could always ask Beefy he should be good at clearing mist as he can certainly clear a room  ;D
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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #11 on: 20:53:39, 22/01/19 »
Sorry IM Sue is contracted to KKPT but you could always ask Beefy he should be good at clearing mist as he can certainly clear a room  ;D
Oi...  >:(
I don't have a contract with KKPT because he cant afford the best  ;D
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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #12 on: 21:34:44, 22/01/19 »
Great pics Karl.

That's a right old pull up Steel Fell... but most definitely worth it.  Even more so if the boggy expanse at the top of it is frozen!  O0


Cheers
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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #13 on: 09:21:52, 23/01/19 »
Wow! Lovely photos Karl 8) O0
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karl h

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Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Reply #14 on: 09:29:37, 23/01/19 »
Great pics Karl.

That's a right old pull up Steel Fell... but most definitely worth it.  Even more so if the boggy expanse at the top of it is frozen!  O0
Cheers
Lee
Thanks Lee O0  you're right about Steel Fell but I spent most of the time walking backwards looking down it didn't seem so bad  ;D
Wow! Lovely photos Karl 8) O0
Thanks Tracey :)
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