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Mel

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Bannerdale Crags descent question
« on: 19:27:22, 15/03/21 »

Quick quezzie.. Anyone know what the terrain is actually like coming off Bannerdale Crags as per the bit in the red circle below ...





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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #1 on: 19:37:54, 15/03/21 »
The clue is in the name - bent  is a coarse grass, there is a path on the slope which  takes you down easily to the footbridge over the Glenderamackin. :)
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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #2 on: 19:40:16, 15/03/21 »
Perfect.  That's exactly what I wanted to hear, thank you Brandywell  :)   O0
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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #3 on: 19:45:47, 15/03/21 »
.... takes you down easily to the footbridge over the Glenderamackin. :)
Just wondering how easy it is to spot the footbridge?  ;)

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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #4 on: 20:01:17, 15/03/21 »
Just wondering how easy it is to spot the footbridge?  ;)
Not till you are near the bottom of the slope which is convexed. The path is quite indistinct on White Horse Bent, aim for the col between Souther Fell and Scales Fell and you will see a clear path leading down from the col to the location of the bridge O0
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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #5 on: 20:07:19, 15/03/21 »
I'll bear that in mind re. the indistinct path.  Might be even more indistinct if there's not been much footfall over the last year.
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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #6 on: 20:35:54, 15/03/21 »
My memory of that way down is that it's quite a steep slope of longish grass; the next time we were there we headed west from Bannerdale summit and found the path which goes past the lead mine
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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #7 on: 20:55:13, 15/03/21 »
My memory of that way down is that it's quite a steep slope of longish grass; the next time we were there we headed west from Bannerdale summit and found the path which goes past the lead mine


Pretty steep descent, but a good way down.
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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #8 on: 21:47:00, 15/03/21 »
As has been said it's a steep grassy descent which is a bit hard on the knees. Also it's not a good idea to slide down on your bum especially as paramo cascadaa don't have any  brakes  :D


Edit. knew I had a photo of it somwhere :) 
This from the near the top as you can see the slope steepens pretty quickly
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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #9 on: 08:06:36, 16/03/21 »
I have descended this way a few times, once with someone called Karl  :D  and as others have said it does get steeper and is rough under foot. The descent hasn't made it onto to my never again list as far as I can remember. It is doable but a route you are pleased to be on flat ground again when you reach the path.
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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #10 on: 11:09:44, 16/03/21 »
Is it wrong that I'm getting excited about being back in the hills?

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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #11 on: 17:18:02, 16/03/21 »
Is it wrong that I'm getting excited about being back in the hills?


Not at all! Caught sight of a snow topped Fairfield from the train carriage window this morning (I was on my way to get my first jab  8) ), beautiful in the spring sunshine. Not long now!
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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #12 on: 17:31:40, 16/03/21 »
Is it wrong that I'm getting excited about being back in the hills?


It would be wrong if you weren't  :)


I was on my way to get my first jab  8)


Did you get the Oxford jab? I have mine tomorrow, great timing about this blood clot thing  :D  Not that I'm concerned about it, 17 million jabs and 40 people have had blood clots?


Sorry Mel, total thread hijack  :-[
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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #13 on: 17:33:22, 16/03/21 »
Sounds like a better view than I got on the way to my vaccination centre  ;D  Yep - excitement growing - there is a lot of catching up to do.


And Mel - that route down is fine, though I also like the route down following the Glendaramackin.  Lovely corner of the Lakes.

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Re: Bannerdale Crags descent question
« Reply #14 on: 17:34:22, 16/03/21 »
Aye up April - you dusting off the tent then?