Author Topic: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19  (Read 1347 times)

April

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TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« on: 16:45:01, 31/12/19 »
Day walks again for us last weekend. Although forecast to be dry it was the strong winds that put a stop to wild camping on the fells. We drove to Stone Ends to go up Carrock Fell. There was very little wind as we set off and there was some sunshine.

Carrock Fell from Stone Ends


On Rake Trod


It is steep in places and some of the scree path has been swept away and a new path zig zags above some of the scree bit. It is about 6 and a half years since I did this particular path, I wonder if the damage was done during the 2015 floods? 

Above Wainwright's "rowan tree on crag"


The Rake of Death  ;)


It isn't pleasant walking here as it turns to the right after the rowan tree and goes up above Further Gill. The camber of the path slopes so much you feel as if you will slip and fall at any moment. The wind was making itself felt too as we got higher and the path got steeper again.

Almost at the end of the steep climb   


When we got to the top of the steep bit I said "Well at least the wind is not incessant". No sooner had the words come out of my mouth the wind got worse and became incessant  :D We struggled to get to the summit as the gusts were really strong and we were both almost blown over a few times.   

On Carrock Fell summit 


We could hardly stand here and we quickly dropped down off the summit. We had planned to go on to High Pike. This idea was sacked, the wind was horrendous. I'd had been blown to the ground by this time and I was lucky I didn't hurt myself on the rocks that were below me on the path.   

Skiddaw, Great Calva and Knott from below Carrock Fell


High Pike from below Carrock Fell


We turned north here on a trod that leads eventually down to Carrock Beck                             

Looking back at Carrock Fell


As we descended the wind gradually got less and less. It had been awful up there, the gusts must have been at least 40mph.   

The footbridge across Carrock Beck     


We had some lunch sitting by the beck. It was mostly out of the wind. The walk back along the road to Stone Ends seemed to take forever because the wind was now much stronger than it was when we had set off and it was right in our faces. We were pleased to get into the car! Our walk was Stone Ends - Rake Trod - East Peak - Carrock Fell - Carrock Beck - Stone Ends 4.5 miles and 420m of ascent.

We stopped in Dalston on the way back to give Squeaky a run in the parkland they have there. We had seen it many times from the bus but never got off or stopped here before. It is part of the Cumbria Way. We walked about 3/4 of a mile then walked back to the car making our total mileage 6 miles for the day.
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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #1 on: 17:12:20, 31/12/19 »
Good photos of lovely hills, April.

I once found a quartz crystal as big as a coffee mug in the spoil tips of the tungsten mine.

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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #2 on: 17:32:03, 31/12/19 »
Another nice looking walk (apart from that steep path!)  :)
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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #3 on: 17:45:16, 31/12/19 »
Great pics Ape O0
I thought strong wind was on the banned list ;D
A good walk but even better to get out of that freezing wind,
I wonder what this weekend will have in store for us
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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #4 on: 18:02:07, 31/12/19 »
Great Pics A O0


I love Carrock fell but that path gets worse every time I use it >:(



I wonder what this weekend will have in store for us


Blundering around in bogs, descending suicidal drops and kippers ;D
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April

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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #5 on: 19:58:10, 31/12/19 »
Blundering around in bogs, descending suicidal drops and kippers ;D

Fantastic, a typical KKPT  :)

Except the kippers of course  ??? It is veganuary after all  :)
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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #6 on: 20:03:53, 31/12/19 »
Thanks Richard, Mel and Beefy  :)

I hadn't realised it was a tungsten mine here Richard :-[

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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #7 on: 20:06:12, 31/12/19 »
Great fell circuit and pics again  O0
That path on the east face is horrible in descent as I discovered last visit, the road at the bottom came as a relief.

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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #8 on: 20:23:30, 31/12/19 »
It is bad enough on ascent  :o

I have now put that path on the banned list both on ascent and descent   ;)
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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #9 on: 20:50:20, 31/12/19 »
Just shown Mrs A your TR and it brought back a few memories


[size=78%]I made the mistake of taking her up that path a few years ago and to say she wasn't happy would be an understatement. That said nothing thereafter seems so difficult [/size] :)

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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #10 on: 08:17:08, 01/01/20 »
Thanks Richard, Mel and Beefy  :)

I hadn't realised it was a tungsten mine here Richard :-[

The mine workings are to the W at 323330

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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #11 on: 10:13:47, 01/01/20 »
@ Andies  :) It is an awful path

Thanks Richard, I will have a look  :)
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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #12 on: 13:52:04, 01/01/20 »
Sure was windy on Saturday, I was on great calva on Saturday, should have given you guys a wave.

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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #13 on: 11:23:33, 02/01/20 »
You should have sent beefy down the rake first!  ;D
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Re: TR Carrock Fell Sat 28 Dec 19
« Reply #14 on: 11:49:37, 02/01/20 »
Lovely pics. Shame some bloke photo bombed your photo of the rowan tree.[/size]
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