Author Topic: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19  (Read 1609 times)

April

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Squeaky was a bit better this weekend. We took her for a walk through Hope Park and Derwent Water when we got to Keswick so she could have a break before getting on the Buttermere bus. We were getting off at Lanthwaite Green.

Catbells and Robinson from Derwent Water


The weather was really nice but the wind was bitter and blustery even at low level.

Beefy and Squeaky in Lanthwaite Woods


We dropped down to Crummock Water

On the shore at Crummock Water


Low Fell from Crummock Water


We were heading up that way after going around Loweswater. First we climbed up to the path through Green Wood.

A look back at Whiteside and Grasmoor


Low Fell and Grasmoor across Loweswater


We stopped for our lunch but it was a blustery stop as the wind seemed to be blowing in every direction.

Lambs near Hudson Place


The view looking back from the path by Askill


We were getting a bit tired now and we were ready to stop and pitch the tent. We still had a way to go yet.

On the way to Crabtree Beck


Darling Fell is on the left, Low Fell on the right

Looking back from the slopes of Sourfoot Fell


We'd followed a few trods here and there but it was a mainly off piste route up from Crabtree Beck.

The MSR on Sourfoot Fell


We had pitched here a couple of years ago. It was out of the worst of the wind.

Fellbarrow from Sourfoot Fell


I got our water from a beck a five minute walk away. Squeaky looked really tired so Beefy stayed with her in the tent. Tea over we had some wine and waited for the sunset.

The sun going down behind cloud


Cloud had built up to the west so the sunset was a bit of a non event.

Slight pinkness in the sky


We finished our wine, we'd enjoyed the day anyway. It was nice to be back out this way again using the Buttermere Bus.

It got cold overnight as predicted. My feet got cold again and they kept me awake from midnight. It looks warmer for this weekend coming thank goodness. We walked over to Low Fell after we packed up, we were away by 8.30. The wind was just as strong as the day before and just as bitterly cold.

Hazy view of Crummock Water


Beefy and Squeaky on Low Fell


We didn't hang around it was too cold. We retraced our steps back over the higher north top to the gate and the track down to Thackthwaite.

Fellbarrow from the path leading to Thackthwaite


We'd sacked Fellbarrow, we were sick to death of the wind, it was incessant and annoying.

Squeaky leading the way to Thackthwaite


We stopped for a brew and some food behind the wall before the path turns left to Thackthwaite. There was a bit of road walking from Thackthwaite. We turned right to get the bus from Lanthwaite Green. It was a shorter walk to Low Lorton but we would have a bit of a wait for the bus. 

Beefy and Squeaky on the way to Lanthwaite Green


We still had a 20 minute wait for the bus when we got to Lanthwaite Green and we were pleased it arrived on time. It was freezing in the wind. A good couple of days. Day 1 was Booths - Hope Park - Derwent Water shore - Booths. Then Lanthwaite Green - Lanthwaite Woods - Green Wood - Maggies Bridge - Hudson Place - Askill - Crabtreee Beck - Sourfoot Fell 16km with 586m ascent. Day 2 Sourfoot Fell - Low Fell - Watching Crag  - Thackthwaite - Scalehill Bridge - Lanthwaite Green 10.5 km with 310m ascent . Easter beckons and we might get out for a 3 nighter   :) 
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beefy

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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #1 on: 19:28:50, 16/04/19 »
Great pics Ape O0
Was a good weekend despite the cold wind eh, and with Squeaky on the mend we should have another cracking adventure this weekend,
I do love the view from Low fell, tremendous  :)
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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #2 on: 19:36:22, 16/04/19 »
Thanks for posting April. Good views from the path from Askill and from Low Fell.

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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #3 on: 20:54:12, 16/04/19 »
Lovely pics and TR April  O0


Looks to be a lot more blue sky than down in the  south Lakes where I was.


But golly that wind was Arctic at times  :(
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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #4 on: 23:16:14, 16/04/19 »
Lovely pics April.
I did wonder if you would camp at all with the temperature dropping so low.
Good to see Squeaky looking a bit better.
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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #5 on: 23:53:42, 16/04/19 »
Very nice  O0
You looked to have had a great weekend adventure with some lovely photos to show us.
There is something about that area & the views (Low Fell etc) ..... it's like other parts of the Lakes but somehow less claustrophobic and just a bit more spacious.


Glad to hear Squeaky is perking up  O0 [size=78%] [/size]
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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #6 on: 07:34:01, 17/04/19 »
Lovely pics April, that view from Low Fell is wonderful, and good to see the woofer on the mend.  That wind was "chilly" wasn't it, I think you're brave camping out in that.

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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #7 on: 08:18:23, 17/04/19 »
Lovely photos, April - Grasmoor looks particularly dramatic.

I'm not familiar with Loweswater at all (although I did once help to shear sheep on the flanks of Sourfoot Fell many many years ago!) Looks like a nice quiet corner where you can get up on to the hills away from the crowds.
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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #8 on: 08:26:53, 17/04/19 »
Wonderful photos as always... You'd never guess it was bitterly cold from those blue skies - looks like a balmy spring day!


Thanks for the TR. Always look forward to the virtual visit to the Lakes you provide at the start of the week.  :) O0

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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #9 on: 08:38:30, 17/04/19 »
Great photos & weather, did you not pass any other walkers?

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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #10 on: 08:43:10, 17/04/19 »
Going anywhere further afield for your "three nighter"?

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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #11 on: 08:54:31, 17/04/19 »
Super photos April and glad to hear Squeaky's getting better     :)

April

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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #12 on: 12:17:58, 17/04/19 »
Thank you everyone for the nice comments  O0

Squeaky is much better now  :)

did you not pass any other walkers?

We did see a few near Loweswater. I was almost "caught out" early on Sunday morning by a fell runner. I was pleased I had removed my pink roller from my fringe before I left the tent.  ;)

Going anywhere further afield for your "three nighter"?

We decided to stick to the Lake District; we will be starting at Honister and ending up in Grasmere. Well that is Plan A, it could change depending on the weather or how we feel  :)
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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #13 on: 15:23:47, 17/04/19 »
Nice views from on high,  :)  good news about Squeaky O0 .
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Re: TR Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell Sat 13 to Sun 14 Apr 19
« Reply #14 on: 15:33:59, 17/04/19 »
Enjoy your trip, April. Weather gorgeous here in Orkney, despite the wind.