Walk Report: High Pike

Date: 13th Jun 2009
Stats: 9 miles, 2000 feet
Weather: Clear and sunny to start, turning to rain and windy later
Trig Points: 1: TP3801 – High Pike
Wainwrights: 2: Carrock Fell, High Pike
Other Info: Roadside parking at the end of the road through Mosedale, no toilets
Summary: Mosedale, Stone Ends, Further Gill Sike, Carrock Fell, Milton Hill, High Pike, Great Lingy Hil, Grainsgill Beck, Mosedale


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point     = Wainwright Summit

I returned to a Fell I’ve been meaning to re-visit for a long time. I was here in 2005 – the early days of my fell walking career and was nearly blown off the top. I was hoping for better weather today.

High Pike from Mosedale
Fantasticly remote spot to park the car – the hardcore doesn’t go much further than this

High Pike from Mosedale
You can see how remote the car is

High Pike from Mosedale
The eastern flank of Carrock Fell, my path runs along the face and past the tree just off centre

High Pike from Mosedale
The fells stop here – Lakeland to the left – flat stuff to the right

High Pike from Mosedale
Looking up my path to the lower slopes of Carrock Fell

High Pike from Mosedale
The path is faint but followable, once you’re on it

High Pike from Mosedale
It heads up through the bracken and heather

High Pike from Mosedale
See what I mean – no fells to be seen in this direction

High Pike from Mosedale
Approaching the summit of Carrock Fell and the welcome shelter – it’s a bit breezy up here

High Pike from Mosedale
High Pike (right) as seen from Carrock Fell

High Pike from Mosedale
Summit of High Pike and just after this shot the skies turned grey and filled with clouds and rain and stuff

High Pike from Mosedale
Approaching Lingy Hut and the rain starts – a good point to return to the car though

High Pike from Mosedale
Heading down Grainsgill Beck, two walkers approaching up the beck

High Pike from Mosedale

High Pike from Mosedale
Mine workings at the foot of Grainsgill Beck

High Pike from Mosedale
Back in the valley the skies have cleared again

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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