Author Topic: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19  (Read 1312 times)

April

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We got the bus to Rosthwaite at the weekend; the weather was set to be rainy in the evening but Sunday was looking better after early rain cleared. We thought we would stay in the tent on Sunday until the rain stopped.

The stepping stones across the River Derwent


We'd managed to get across them, first time over them for us, the river is normally too high!

Our home for the night was on Rosthwaite Fell


On the way to Mountain View


We'd passed the YH at Longthwaite and thought it looked like a very nice place to pitch a tent, it is in a lovely spot.

We were carrying food and wine for 2 nights and although my knee had felt better during the week it had started grumbling with the weight of the extra gear. We were doing a short walk anyway and just as well.

The view toward Skiddaw from the ascent of Rosthwaite Fell


Honister Crag now seen above Thorneythwaite Fell


Although the weather was dull we still had views.

Tarn at Leaves


After a few stops on the way to catch our breath we arrived at the tarn and popped up onto Bessyboot the summit of Rosthwaite Fell.

On Bessyboot


Across Tarn at Leaves to Rosthwaite Cam


We dropped down from the summit to find a pitch. It was really blustery so we needed to find somewhere sheltered. We found a spot above Big Stanger Gill and pitched. Rain had been threatening so we wanted to get the tent up before it rained and we had.

The MSR on Rosthwaite Fell


The MSR with Eagle Crag in view behind


Squeaky eating a dentastix


The view from inside the tent


We had great views but knew this would change when the rain came later. It did come and it rained and rained and the wind picked up too. We had our tea and some wine and we had enjoyed the camp despite the rain. We knew tomorrow would be better from lunch time. In theory!

Day 1 was Rosthwaite - Stepping Stones - Longthwaite - Mountain View - The Combe - Tarn at Leaves - Bessyboot - pitch above Big Stanger Gill. 6.4km with 450m ascent.

We stayed in the tent till 11.30 next day until it stopped raining. We were getting a bid fed up and so was Squeaky. At last we packed up and descended toward Mountain View. As we had been in clag for most of the time nobody would have seen us if there had been anyone on the summit.

Sourmilk Gill in spate after all the rain


A look at Rosthwaite Cam on the way down


The view toward Skiddaw


Today Skiddaw is covered in cloud as were most of the higher fells

We were going to go up onto Grange Fell to pitch and we were hoping to get a sunset view, the forecast had been for sunny spells. It was quite windy though and we weren't sure we would get a sheltered spot as the wind seemed to be blowing in every direction.

Combe Gill in spate


Eagle Crag from Stonethwaite Bridge


We were almost at Rosthwaite and about to start the climb up Puddingstone Bank and it started raining. We decided to sack it and go home. The bus stop was close by and the bus was due in a few minutes. It was an easy decision in the end, the wind was pretty strong, wind and rain together isn't a nice experience.

Day 2 was Pitch above Big Stanger Gill - Tarn at Leaves - Combe Gill - Mountain View - Stonethwaite - Rosthwaite 7.65km with 50m ascent
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

beefy

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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #1 on: 19:08:43, 29/05/19 »
Great pics and write up  O0
How heavy was that rain, and those gusts were so strong through the night  :o
Squeaky looks very cute :)

DRIP COFFINS  :D

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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #2 on: 19:17:42, 29/05/19 »
Love the fact you toughed it out!! Dentastix turn my two loopy, thinking of taking a few out with me as back up energy food  :)

April

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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #3 on: 19:22:50, 29/05/19 »
Thanks beefy  :)

Thanks pdstsp  :) Are you back from your C2C? How did it go?
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #4 on: 19:48:02, 29/05/19 »
Great report and photos April - is that Eagle crag from the inside of the tent with Ullscarf in the background?

Mel

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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #5 on: 22:11:03, 29/05/19 »
Nice report and pics April.  Those lumpy bumpy Lake District fells look good, even in the murk  O0



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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #6 on: 22:34:00, 29/05/19 »
Thanks beefy  :)

Thanks pdstsp  :) Are you back from your C2C? How did it go?


Finished on friday, April. Fantastic walk, 4 minutes of rain in 11 days.  I will post a mini TR when I've got a minute.

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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #7 on: 05:37:45, 30/05/19 »
Some good views of the fells under all that clag, looks like a good pitch.  O0


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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #8 on: 07:15:00, 30/05/19 »

A good camp out despite the weather, April. That's a particularly fine shot looking down Borrowdale towards Skiddaw - the contrast between the sunlit valley and the clouds is lovely.


Tess devours those Dentastix in about 5 second - fat lot of good they do her teeth!


PS hope that you knee mends soon - maybe you should get Beefy to carry the wine if your load is too heavy!  ;)

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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #9 on: 08:03:57, 30/05/19 »
Lovely TR April  O0


Squeaky looks very cute :)


She certainly does  :)
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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #10 on: 08:15:42, 30/05/19 »
Love the pic of Squeaky with her dentastix   :)

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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #11 on: 10:35:47, 30/05/19 »
Love the pic of Squeaky with her dentastix   :)
Ditto, the poser!
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April

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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #12 on: 18:59:06, 30/05/19 »
is that Eagle crag from the inside of the tent with Ullscarf in the background?

It is henry  :)

Those lumpy bumpy Lake District fells look good, even in the murk  O0

Thanks Mel, aye you can't beat a lumpy bumpy fell  O0

Finished on friday, April. Fantastic walk, 4 minutes of rain in 11 days.  I will post a mini TR when I've got a minute.

Pleased you got great weather and I look forward to your report  O0

@ vghikers it was a smashing pitch  :)

PS hope that you knee mends soon - maybe you should get Beefy to carry the wine if your load is too heavy!  ;)

 ;D I have just cracked the problem knee on the patio door when I went out to feed the birds just before  :'(
I don't think it has done it any good  ;D

Thanks IM  and Dovegirl O0

Ditto, the poser!

Squeaky has just asked if you will bring her some sausages when you go out walking next with beefy. As an apology for calling her a poser  ;)

"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #13 on: 21:22:29, 30/05/19 »
Great photos, as always April O0
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Re: TR Wild camp on Rosthwaite Fell Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 19
« Reply #14 on: 00:31:53, 31/05/19 »
Good report despite the weather, sounds like calling it  day was a wise choice.

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