Author Topic: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20  (Read 332 times)

April

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TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« on: 18:49:18, 25/02/20 »
We've been doing local walks for a couple of weeks, no photos from last weekend or Saturday, the weather has been awful. We have had the dreaded lergy so I suppose you could say the weather has been well timed because we haven't felt like doing very much anyway. The weather looked better on Sunday so we parked in the layby near Stybarrow Crag near Glenridding on Sunday. We arrived as a heavy shower started and we waited for 15 minutes until it stopped. We had almost left to go back home  :D

The sun came out as we headed toward Glenridding. We thought we would visit Lanty's Tarn and walk into Grisedale

Gowbarrow Fell across Ullswater


Beefy and Squeaky on the shore path to Glenridding


Beefy has his new Montane birthday pants on, a birthday present from a very nice person, he was 94 on Sunday ;)

On the way we had a hail shower and when we arrived in Glenridding at the same time as a snow shower we were rethinking going up to Lanty's Tarn.

Snow on Birkhouse Moor and Raise


This was after the snow shower had passed us. We walked to the steamer pier at Glenridding and then walked along the shore path toward Patterdale.

Glenridding Pier and Place Fell


We had sun and blue sky again. The lake is high and the paths were under water. 

Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd


We walked back toward Glenridding and we decided to do Lanty's Tarn after all. 

Ullswater from the climb to Lanty's Tarn


The wind was stronger as we climbed and there were one or two really strong gusts. The wind was bitterly cold too.

Birkhouse Moor, Raise and Sheffield Pike from the way up to Lanty's Tarn


Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd


Lanty's Tarn   


We stopped for our lunch here and we were grateful when the sun appeared to warm us up. The tarn was very full and the dam wall was almost unseen at the other end.

A close up of St Sunday Crag from near Lanty's Tarn


We walked toward Grisedale but the wind was full in our faces.

Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike from near Lanty's Tarn


We could see dark cloud and another front coming in so we retreated back by the Tarn and down to Glenridding. We had more hail and snow showers as we descended the now snow covered slippery steps down to Westside. I was taking my time being very careful not to slip. I heard a crash to my left and a young bloke had slipped onto his backside. I asked if he was ok and mentioned I was being careful in order not to do the same. He smiled, picked himself up and along with 3 other blokes carried on at the same speed. Oh to be young again, I carried on slowly down making sure I didn't slip. The weather threw everything at us but we still managed a pretty good few hours with nice views and Beefy had a nice walk for his birthday. Our route was Stybarrow Crag - Glenridding - shore path - St Patrick's Well - Glenridding - Westside - Lanty's Tarn - Westside - Glenridding - Stybarrow Crag. 4 miles with 180m ascent.
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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #1 on: 18:56:10, 25/02/20 »
Nice one April O0
I thought Beefy was 94 last year ;D
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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #2 on: 19:06:05, 25/02/20 »
Bog off  :D
Great pics Ape was a good walk eh  O0
DRIP COFFINS  :D

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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #3 on: 19:08:43, 25/02/20 »
Lovely pics April. Glad Beefy had his birthday pants on not his birthday suit.



Happy Birthday Beefy.
94, I didn't realise that you were April's toy boy.
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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #4 on: 19:42:04, 25/02/20 »
Lovely pics April. Glad Beefy had his birthday pants on not his birthday suit.



Happy Birthday Beefy.
94, I didn't realise that you were April's toy boy.


Thanks Ridge  ;D
DRIP COFFINS  :D

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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #5 on: 21:01:35, 25/02/20 »
Snow-capped tops and a bit of blue sky, nice round and pics O0

That wind must have been a biter. I was thinking about the state of many low-level paths in the Lakes, wondering if they are merely very wet or actually submerged to a few inches.

Edit: typo only.

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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #6 on: 22:35:52, 25/02/20 »
Lovely pics and write up April.  More snow-capped mountains...I'm getting worried  :D


For the third year running.... happy 94th birthday Beefy  O0


Ridge - you're gonna cop for it, you are  ;D
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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #7 on: 07:35:39, 26/02/20 »
Lovely pics April. Glad Beefy had his birthday pants on not his birthday suit.



Happy Birthday Beefy.
94, I didn't realise that you were April's toy boy.

Ouch! Time for you to don tin hat and retreat to your bunker!

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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #8 on: 07:36:44, 26/02/20 »
Lovely photos April - snow capped mountains and a gorgeous lake - what is not to like?

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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #9 on: 08:39:59, 26/02/20 »
Great photos April    :)


beefy is doing well for his age    :D

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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #10 on: 12:11:10, 26/02/20 »
Another quality set of photos April O0

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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #11 on: 18:56:07, 26/02/20 »
I thought Beefy was 94 last year ;D

He has been 94 for the last 6 years  :D

was a good walk eh  O0

Not bad all things considered  :)

94, I didn't realise that you were April's toy boy.

 ;D

Sadly you are right in a way. My spine and joints feel about 96 years old  ;)

I was thinking about the state of many low-level paths in the Lakes, wondering if they are merely very wet or actually submerged to a few inches.

There has been a lot of water and more forecast to fall from the sky this weekend. There have been houses and businesses flooded in Cumbria this time but not on the scale that has happened in Yorkshire, Wales, Shropshire and other nearby counties  :(

Ridge - you're gonna cop for it, you are  ;D

 ;D Thanks Mel. I think Ridge knows he will get away with it  :)

Lovely photos April - snow capped mountains and a gorgeous lake - what is not to like?

It was a short walk but very nice, thanks Richard  :)

beefy is doing well for his age    :D

 ;D The single malt he drinks keeps him well preserved  ;)

Another quality set of photos April O0

Thanks sunnydale  O0
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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #12 on: 11:38:11, 27/02/20 »
He looks ok for 94  O0
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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #13 on: 13:24:50, 27/02/20 »
Beefy's only 94? Wow.


Nice pics by the way April.

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Re: TR Lanty's Tarn Sun 23 Feb 20
« Reply #14 on: 19:14:05, 27/02/20 »
He looks ok for 94  O0

 :) He only looks 92

Beefy's only 94? Wow.

 ;D

Thanks pdstsp
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