Walk Report: Loughrigg & Silver How

Date: 28th Jun 2008
Stats: 10.5 miles, 3000 feet
Weather: Overcast all day, occasional drizzle, but warm and muggy
Trig Points: 1: TP4549 – Loughrigg Fell
Wainwrights: 3: Loughrigg Fell, Silver How, Blea Rigg
Other Info: Parking £5 all day at White Moss, with toilets over the road
Summary: White Moss car park, Loughrigg Terrace, Loughrigg, High Close, Silver How, Swinescar Pike, Blea Rigg, Easedale Tarn, Easedale, Grasmere village, White Moss car park


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point     = Wainwright Summit

I was hoping to spend my birthday high on one of the Lakes biggest peaks; perhaps Helvellyn or even Scafell Pike, but it became clear fairly early in the week that the weather was going to make that a pointless exercise. Instead I chose to walk a much lower level route, across some new ground for me. This worked well as it transpired. I could see many of the higher peaks around me covered in cloud, but for the duration of my walk I had no such problems. I was also expecting a fair amount of rain, but although it tried once or twice, it didn’t seem to have the heart to rain on me properly.

I walked from the car park at White Moss; there are actually two car parks here, about 200 yards apart, I chose the one closer to Grasmere, simply because there was a “PC” marked on the OS map. These toilets were actually closed when I arrived, but I’m sure they would be open by the time most people start walking.

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Footbridge over the river linking Grasmere and Rydal Water

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Ewe Crag

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Loughrigg Terrace

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Grasmere with Helm Crag behind

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Loughrigg Terrace

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Langdales from the path up to Loughrigg

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On approach to Loughrigg summit

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Chest high bracken on descent from Loughrigg

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Silver How in the distance

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On the path up to Silver How

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Summit cairn on Silver How, Grasmere beyond

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Lang How and smaller of the two tarns on Brigstone Moss

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Brigstone Moss

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Looking down onto Easedale Tarn

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Summit of Blea Rigg (eastern highpoint)

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Blea Crag

Although I’d seen a couple of walkers a long way ahead of me on the path to Blea Rigg, I didn’t meet a soul on the fells until I got half way down the path to Easedale Tarn, where I started to meet people walking up from Grasmere to Easedale Tarn and some who then ventured further up the path towards Blea Rigg.

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Tarn Crag above Easedale Tarn

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Blea Crag, Eagle Crag and Belles Knot

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Easedale Tarn and Tarn Crag

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Looking down Sourmilk Gill

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Green Fells looking towards Tarn Crag

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Waterfalls at Ecton Crag

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Old bridge over Easedale Beck

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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