Author Topic: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20  (Read 468 times)

April

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TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« on: 18:59:35, 14/07/20 »
I picked beefy up from Manchester on Friday 3rd July we had 10 days of walking planned. I won't do trip reports for all the local walks we did but here is the first from the Lake District.

We drove to Loweswater to do a Wainwright for Squeaky, Fellbarrow. We parked in the layby near the phone box and took the right of way by Askhill that joins the Mosser Road

Looking back at our ascent by Askhill


On the Mosser Road


It was sunny but very blustery. I spotted cattle on the fellside on the usual route we do up Fellbarrow from the Mosser Road. If only we knew how they would react to Squeaky but we didn't so we walked up this lane to avoid them.

The waterlogged lane


I've never been up this way so it made a change. There was a bit of water on the lane but it was mostly avoidable. 

Looking back at the lane


The track disappeared and we followed a bit of a trod here and there.

Making our way up the fellside by Sourfoot Fell


We reached the wall below Sourfoot Fell and turned left toward Fellbarrow     

Sourfoot Fell from the way up Fellbarrow


Whiteside and Grasmoor


We had some smashing views although it had clouded over a bit

Fellbarrow summit


The fence leading the way from Fellbarrow


We retraced our steps back down the fell this time on the other side of the fence.

On the way to Low Fell


It was very windy and cold with it when the sun went behind the cloud

Squeaky on Low Fell summit


Carling Knott and Burnbank


The view toward Crummock Water from Low Fell


Whiteside and Grasmoor


Looking back to the col between Darling Fell and Low Fell


We had wanted to have a break for lunch on Low Fell but it was too windy so we dropped down to the col and found a flat spot out of the wind to have a break and the sun came out too. We followed the path down by the old quarry.

Mellbreak and Hen Comb from the descent


Mellbreak above the trees


Loweswater seen from the path


We reached the Mosser Road and had to climb up it to Askhill, then back to the car.

On the way down by Askhill


Always a lovely walk this one. Our route was Loweswater Layby - Askhill - Mosser Road - Fellbarrow - Low Fell - Crabtree Beck - Loweswater. 6 miles with 436m ascent.
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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #1 on: 19:26:46, 14/07/20 »
Nice grassy green hills, April - the first couple of photos look particularly lush.  :)
I don't know this little group of hills but I thought that you had been up that way from the Loweswater end some months back (?)
Mellbreak always strikes me as being a very imposing hill.
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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #2 on: 19:43:49, 14/07/20 »
Great pics and write up ape O0
Was a lovely walk :)
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April

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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #3 on: 19:59:01, 14/07/20 »
I don't know this little group of hills but I thought that you had been up that way from the Loweswater end some months back (?)

Time flies, we were last on Low Fell in Apr 19, we hadn't done Fellbarrow that time.

Was a lovely walk :)

It is lovely shame it was so windy.....again!
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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #4 on: 20:32:35, 14/07/20 »
Great pics of lovely lonely fells.
Did you see anyone else at all?

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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #5 on: 20:51:21, 14/07/20 »
Grand pics from a lovely couple of fells O0
I always went by that lane to Fellbarrow until I went the "correct" way with you :)
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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #6 on: 20:55:15, 14/07/20 »
Did you see anyone else at all?

We saw 2 women on Fellbarrow and a man, woman and child and a couple on Mosser Road, so not that many!

I always went by that lane to Fellbarrow until I went the "correct" way with you :)

 ;D I think the lane is the better route  :)
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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #7 on: 12:15:54, 15/07/20 »
That dog has a better life than I do  :'(
Well-meaning old fart.

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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #8 on: 19:36:25, 15/07/20 »
That dog has a better life than I do  :'(

She is a lucky dog without even realising it  :)
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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #9 on: 20:36:11, 15/07/20 »
Great report and photos April, I remember low fell from last year, amazing view from the summit O0

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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #10 on: 23:33:32, 15/07/20 »
Another lovely report and pics April  :)  Well done to Squeaky for bagging another Wainwright  :D

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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #11 on: 18:53:48, 16/07/20 »
Thanks Henry and Mel  O0

(Richard if you are looking at this thread, look away now  :D)

Later on I am going to check the spreadsheet with Squeaky's completed Wainwrights on to see where we need to go on Saturday to bag a few more  :)
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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #12 on: 21:27:25, 16/07/20 »
(Richard if you are looking at this thread, look away now  :D )

Later on I am going to check the spreadsheet with Squeaky's completed Wainwrights on to see where we need to go on Saturday to bag a few more  :)
;D ;D ;D

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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #13 on: 07:18:16, 17/07/20 »
'Spreadsheet' and 'Wainwright' in the same sentence!


Now I know that you are trying to wind me up!  :D
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Re: TR Fellbarrow and Low Fell Mon 6 Jul 20
« Reply #14 on: 07:26:03, 17/07/20 »
'Spreadsheet' and 'Wainwright' in the same sentence!


Now I know that you are trying to wind me up!  :D


 ;D 


Not a wind up, I do have one for each of us. For my Wainwrights record I even have the dates I bagged them  :-[
I also have a spreadsheet listing our wild camps  ;D  Sorry Richard, I know this sounds like chalk on a blackboard to you  :D
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong