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April

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TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« on: 19:04:43, 15/09/20 »
Day walks again for us because the wind was forecast strong and increasing overnight, gale force at height. Not wild camping weather  :( We drove to Mungrisdale and parked in the village hall car park, paid our 2 and set off up the valley next to the River Glenderamackin. We were doing a new AW for Squeaky, Souther Fell.

Walking from Mungrisdale


The riverside path is washed away in places


One part of the path has been diverted over big stone slabs where there is little left of the riverbank path. There is still a short part of the route where you have to walk along stones in the river and care has to be taken on the bit in the photo above.

On easier ground 


The path was very wet and boggy, wetter and boggier than I can remember here. We thought we might put this route on the banned list but thought that was too harsh. We opted instead to put it on the Only to be used if there is no alternate route list. 

Bannerdale Beck


We reached Bannerdale Beck at the ford. There was a lot of water coming down the beck so we walked upstream to see if there was an easier place to cross. We crossed the beck just above centre of this shot above. 

Zooming on Bannerdale Crags


Our way ahead to Mousthwaite col


Looking back at our route along side the river


Dropping down to the new fb over the Glenderamackin


We stopped for some lunch beside the bridge. It was mostly out of the blustery wind that had been in our faces most of the way.

Pleb pigging out on Squeaky's left over dog food


Lunch over we crossed the fb and made our way up to Mousthwaite Col.

A look back to the fb and Sharp Edge in view


Going up to Mousthwaite Col


Sharp Edge from the way up Souther Fell


Squeaky leading the way up Souther Fell


Scales Fell, Blencathra and Bannerdale Crags


Looking toward Clough Head and High Rigg


There were a few spots of rain here but it didn't amount to much.

Bannerdale Crags from Souther Fell


We got a few brief spells of sunshine that lit up parts of the surrounding fells.

On Souther Fell summit


The wind was strong here so we didn't linger long

The view south toward Place Fell, Great Dodd, Clough Head and Catstycam in view


We descended in a northeasterly direction to pick up the path that leads to Low Beckside. A mistake because we came to a big patch of bracken and we had to descend steeply through it to reach the path. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, a southerly route to reach the path would have been longer but with less bracken.

On the way down to Mungrisdale


We were pleased to reach the path and we enjoyed the last bit of the walk with a bit of sunshine now and again. 

Route map


Our walk was Mungrisdale - River Glenderamackin - fb - Mousthwaite Col - Souther Fell - Low Beckside - Mungrisdale. 4.85 miles and 356m ascent.
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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #1 on: 19:21:01, 15/09/20 »
Lovely pics, Souther is a great place for views of Blencathra.
Like the shot of Sharp Edge just teasing you with a quick peak like a burlesque performer with her fans.

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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #2 on: 19:24:09, 15/09/20 »
more great pics Ape  O0
Pleb pigging out  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #3 on: 19:25:16, 15/09/20 »
Like the shot of Sharp Edge just teasing you with a quick peak like a burlesque performer with her fans.


 :)  You can tell you work in a theatrical environment  :)  Well you would be if it wasn't for the plague  :( 
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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #4 on: 19:26:46, 15/09/20 »
Pleb pigging out  ;D ;D ;D


 :) Do you think he will forgive us for that shot?
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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #5 on: 21:35:10, 15/09/20 »
Another lovely walk that one April O0
The Glenderamackin valley is another of those "only a mile from the road but could be in the middle of nowhere" type place
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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #6 on: 07:22:57, 16/09/20 »
The Glenderamackin valley is another of those "only a mile from the road but could be in the middle of nowhere" type place


It is a nice valley just wish it wasn't as wet, muddy and boggy  :)
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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #7 on: 07:24:08, 16/09/20 »
Great photos, April. I love the Glernderamakin valley - and I love the name. Sharp Edge does look ... sharp (never been up it).


I particularly like the forum during the early part of the week, wondering where you, Beefy and squeaky have been over the weekend. Same applies to other regular contributors.  :)
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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #8 on: 07:32:45, 16/09/20 »
Glenderamackin is a lovely name, love the Glenderaterra valley and name too  :)


I particularly like the forum during the early part of the week, wondering where you, Beefy and squeaky have been over the weekend. 


 :)  Weather looks good so we are off to Scotland for an overnighter  :)  We are due a good sunset.
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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #9 on: 10:06:43, 16/09/20 »
You shouldnt feed a pig leftover dogfood.
I am reporting you to the pig protection society (their motto: justice for piggies).

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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #10 on: 12:22:12, 16/09/20 »
We are in trouble beefy  :(
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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #11 on: 17:50:16, 16/09/20 »
Yes - Glenderamackin is a gem of a spot - so secluded in its atmosphere. Lovel walk and photos as usual April. Interested in your route off Souther - we have always walked to the end and then had to go back on ourselves because there is no direct right of way through. It's only when someone else does something different that I spotted other paths on the map - although as you discovered they are not always that visible on the ground. hope you checked for ticks... :o

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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #12 on: 19:19:36, 16/09/20 »
No ticks  :)  The path up the side of the fell from Low Beckside that is shown on the map is visible; it is the route to it from the summit that is pathless and it would have been easy out of bracken season.
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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #13 on: 20:02:11, 16/09/20 »
We've walked that path from the bottom up with no problems but, as April says, it peters out towards the top. This is fine in ascent but I can see why finding it from the summit may be tricky.

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Re: TR Souther Fell from Mungrisdale Sat 12 Sep 20
« Reply #14 on: 20:41:27, 16/09/20 »
Great report and photos April, really like the view of Blencathra from there O0