Author Topic: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20  (Read 836 times)

April

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We were off on a wild camp last Saturday to make the most of the nice weather before the expected restrictions :(

I am showing all of the photos I've saved over 2 TR's as these may be the last photos I take for a while.

Day 1
We drove to Howtown and up the winding road to The Hause. We'd expected the layby to be empty but it was full of cars and we just managed to get parked near the church. We kept our distance from the other people still there getting ready for their walks.

The view from The Hause to High Dodd and Sleet Fell 


Place Fell across Boredale


We were ascending the path seen in the photo above that leads to the col below High Dodd. We were bagging Place Fell, one of Squeaky's Wainwrights, before dropping down to find a spot on the north side of the fell to pitch the tent.

Looking into Boredale


We'd turned right at Garth Heads and went over the little footbridge to access the fellside. We hadn't seen anyone since we left the car but we could see a few people on the fellside above us.

Hallin Fell from the ascent


We started to feel the weight of our camping gear once we started the climb, especially when it got steep.

Garth Heads  and Winter Crag


Squeaky leading the way


Zooming in on Angletarn North Pike


The wind had been very light at the start of the walk but it got stronger as we gained height. 

Sleet Fell, Hallin Fell and Bonscale Pike 


A lone walker overtook us before we reached the col, we had started to slow down  :-[

Place Fell ahead from near Low Moss


The wind here was really strong and hitting us right in our faces. It was supposed to be coming from the south east  >:(

Raise, Sheffield Pike and Greenside seen from Low Moss


Squeaky still in the lead on the way to Place Fell


She had a mad 5 minutes spinning around and biting the grass  ;D She does love it out on the fells.

Snow on Helvellyn and Catstycam


We stopped for some lunch on the north side of Hart Crag, out of the wind.

On Place Fell summit


There were a few people about near the summit but we managed to keep a safe distance from them. We quickly took a photo and left the summit area. The wind was really strong here and it was bitter.

Dove Crag to Helvellyn from Place Fell


The photo was taken from a little west of the summit

St Sunday Crag to Raise


Descending to Hare Bennett


We took an off piste route from the summit descending to Hare Bennett. We were now looking for potential places to pitch.

The Knight


We meandered about all the little tops but couldn't find that perfect spot so we descended further to Hare Shaw

Birk Fell, Gowbarrow Fell and the Mell Fells behind


At Hare Shaw we had a good old explore around and made our way to the area below Birk Fell and searched there. We couldn't find a suitable pitch, it was either too windy, too boggy, too lumpy or the view wasn't good enough  :D

Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike


Low Birk Fell and Ullswater


We had climbed Birk Fell and there had been a good place to pitch but it was quite near the cairn. No good. We explored Bleaberry Knott too but we couldn't find that perfect spot there either but only because of the wind.

Squeaky with High Dodd seen beyond


We descended further and had a look around the Kilbert How area and after we had a gander near to Low Birk Fell we came back to Kilbert How so we could get the view of Helvellyn.

The Southern Cross pitched near Kilbert How


Not a perfect pitch but it was good enough, we had a nice view and we would see the sunset if there was one. I went down to get the water which was about half a mile away with a bit of a descent and reascent while Beefy unpacked our gear.

Low Birk Fell from Kilbert How


We loved the tent time, resting our tired legs. We had some tea looking at the view. The wind died down a little but it was still very cold.

The sunset wasn't up to much


We might not have had a sunset but we did have some wine  :)

Day 1 was The Hause - Garth Heads - Low Moss - Place Fell - Hare Bennett - Hare Shaw - Birk Fell - Kilbert How. 6.75 miles including the walk for the water with 850m ascent.

Day 2 to follow
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

beefy

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #1 on: 21:06:41, 24/03/20 »
Lovely pics Ape,  O0
And a most enjoyable walk and wild camp,
Shame about the sunset, but it was nice to be walking in the sunshine   8)
DRIP COFFINS  :D

pdstsp

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #2 on: 21:36:24, 24/03/20 »
T'was windy on Saturday, me and Lauren got brain freeze on the ascent of Swirl How. Lovely pics.

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #3 on: 22:59:51, 24/03/20 »
Again, thanks for yet another gem report.
Too little, too late, too bad......

Jac

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #4 on: 08:20:33, 25/03/20 »
Lovely pics.


Thank goodness you got way while you still could.
So many paths, so little time

pleb

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #5 on: 15:24:01, 25/03/20 »
What on Earth is beefy holding in his hand on that summit?  :-\

beefy

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #6 on: 17:50:02, 25/03/20 »
What on Earth is beefy holding in his hand on that summit?  :-\
It's a secret  :)
DRIP COFFINS  :D

April

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #7 on: 17:53:34, 25/03/20 »
a most enjoyable walk and wild camp,

It was, let us hope it isn't too long before we can get back out  :(

me and Lauren got brain freeze on the ascent of Swirl How.

It was bleddy frozzin the wind

thanks for yet another gem report.

You are welcome jimbob  :)

Thank goodness you got way while you still could.

I know, we are all going to go stir crazy on here!

What on Earth is beefy holding in his hand on that summit?  :-\

It's a secret  :)

Sorry pleb, I can't tell you  :D
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #8 on: 21:02:17, 25/03/20 »
Just read Aprils post and thought, why has she not commented on what I said, and then realised that I went straight on to Part 2 before putting a comment. Sorry  :-[

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #9 on: 21:49:22, 25/03/20 »
Lovely photos & report April O0
***Happiness is only a smile away***

April

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #10 on: 17:52:04, 26/03/20 »
why has she not commented on what I said, and then realised that I went straight on to Part 2 before putting a comment. Sorry  :-[

Shame on you  ;D

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

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #11 on: 14:08:54, 27/03/20 »
Yep, enjoyed reading that and looking at the pics whilst I'm supposed to be working  O0
I'm tired of people bein' ugly to each other. It feels like pieces of glass in my head. - John Coffey, The Green Mile

April

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #12 on: 17:34:36, 27/03/20 »
Lol, I can't get away with that, still being in the office  ;)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #13 on: 21:47:20, 28/03/20 »
Lovely pitch.  Glad you guys managed to get out 'pre quarantine'!

April

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Re: TR Day 1 Wild camp near Kilbert How Sat 21 Mar 20
« Reply #14 on: 08:20:30, 29/03/20 »
It seems like a year ago and it has only been a week!
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong