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karl h

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17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« on: 16:15:32, 20/09/20 »
A customer postponement meant that I had unexpected few days off work so I looked on Trainline and snapped up a cheap ticket to Ravenglass. As the week progressed the weather forecast got better and better so a proposed two day trip was expanded to three.
My journey up went without a hitch and I set off from Ravenglass around 10.30. The weather as forecast was beautiful.
I took the same route as I did when I came this way in 2014 . The path heads north west away from the village along the flank of Muncaster Fell. Lank Rigg and the fells around is the high ground in the distance.
After a couple of miles the path crosses the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway line.
The small pointed peak of Irton Pike is on the left with Whin Rigg to the right.
And panning to the right brings in Scafell, Long Green and Slight Side.
I diverted off the path to have a look at the lovely Parkgate Tarn.
As it was quite warm it was really nice walking these shaded woodland paths. A section of the path near London Head was closed due to logging but as nobody seemed to be about I hurried across the closed section which was only a couple of hundred yards.
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As you leave the forestry the Wasdale fells spring into view. This is Yewbarrow.
A wider view with Middle Fell ( where I hoped to camp ) on the left then Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell.
The Wastwater Screes seen from the path to Gill.
Up to now the walking has mainly been pretty level but soon I have to head uphill to Buckbarrow.
In it's lower reaches the steep path follows the lovely Gill Beck.
Looking back to the coast. Tosh Tarn below.
Approaching the summit now. The perched and split boulder mentioned by Wainwright is on the right. The ground just out off shot on the right gives better views of the Wastwater valley but it was really warm now so I wasn't keen to do any unnecessary walking.
Especially as I still had the long plod up to Seatallen to tackle next. This is the cairn on Glade How with the path to Cat Beilds and the ridge to Seatallen  clearly visible.
It seems a long way to Seatallen but It's not really steep so it's just a case of putting one foot in front of the other till you reach the top.
The giant wolf of Scafell casts his shadow as he hunts anyone climbing the pike wearing jeans or flip flops.
From Seatallen it's a steep descent to the boggy saddle below Middle Fell. Greendale Tarn is nestled beneath with the screes in the background.
After collecting water I camp a below the top with a fine view of the Scafell range.
Later in the evening I have a walk up to the top as the sun drops into the Irish Sea.
The night was so warm that I slept with both outer doors open. The stars were absolutely spectacular, I just wish I had the gear and know how to capture them.
My route was -
Ravenglass - Sandbank - Parkgate Tarn - London Head - Cinderdale Bridge - Gill - Buckbarrow - Seatallen - Middle Fell ( about 12 miles 3400 ft ascent )
Day two to follow....
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richardh1905

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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #1 on: 17:56:47, 20/09/20 »
Excellent stuff Karl. Really like the photos of Parkgate Tarn and the Wolf of Scafell  :D


Looking forward to day two.....
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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #2 on: 18:01:13, 20/09/20 »
Great photos Karl  O0


Love the Scafell wolf  :)


I was thinking that is a long way to walk in one day, Ravenglass to Keswick  :D


Looking forward to the next reports  :)
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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #3 on: 19:25:57, 20/09/20 »
Lovely pics, looks glorious.
Like the Scafells pretending to be Uluru.

karl h

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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #4 on: 19:42:51, 20/09/20 »
Excellent stuff Karl. Really like the photos of Parkgate Tarn and the Wolf of Scafell  :D


Looking forward to day two.....


Cheers Richard O0
I missed Parkgate tarn last time I went that way so made a point to visit this time.


Great photos Karl  O0


Love the Scafell wolf  :)


I was thinking that is a long way to walk in one day, Ravenglass to Keswick  :D


Looking forward to the next reports  :)
Thanks April  O0
It's 32 miles in total so some on the forum would consider that an easy day walk  ;D


Lovely pics, looks glorious.
Like the Scafells pretending to be Uluru.
Thanks Ridge O0  They do look like Uluru..wish I'd thought of that  ;D
Also wish you could have had some of that weather on your PW
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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #5 on: 19:55:44, 20/09/20 »
It's 32 miles in total so some on the forum would consider that an easy day walk  ;D


Not fell miles, they wouldn't. And why rush through such beautiful country?
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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #6 on: 20:00:15, 21/09/20 »
C'mon Karl, pull your finger out - we're waiting for day 2 and 3! ;)
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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #7 on: 16:23:51, 23/09/20 »
Just discovered your walk... some WOW! photos!
Only been up here on train.
Enjoying, now going to day two...

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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #8 on: 17:00:31, 23/09/20 »
Some great photos. I especially like "The giant wolf of Scafell"
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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #9 on: 17:29:29, 23/09/20 »
You have done it again  O0
Good one
I see no riff raff  ;D

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karl h

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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #10 on: 20:45:37, 23/09/20 »
Thank you Dodgylegs and Lostme  O0
You have done it again  O0
Good one
I see no riff raff  ;D

There's just one thing....


Cheers Pleb  O0


Thankfully the riff raff have discovered Scotland ( poor old Scotland ) ;D
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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #11 on: 07:54:40, 26/09/20 »
Thank you Dodgylegs and Lostme  O0

Cheers Pleb  O0


Thankfully the riff raff have discovered Scotland ( poor old Scotland ) ;D
Oi... >:(
Great pics karl lovely sun and blue skies, fantastic  O0
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Re: 17th September Ravenglass to Keswick day one
« Reply #12 on: 11:40:32, 26/09/20 »
Great TR and route. Such a contrast between the profile of the first photo and the ones of the Scafell. You were treated to a stunning sunset. I know what you mean about the stars and being able to capture them. I see amazing ones posted - but the tech equipment plus possibly post processing are beyond me.


Onto day 2!