Monday, July 07, 2014

Camping at Crook (nr Kendal)

Last week we went away for the third time this year, this time to a site we have used once before in Crook, near Kendal.

We didn’t have a fell planned for the first day so had a leisurely few hours at the tent before going for a short walk that just happened to pass the pub on the way back.

Another quiet campsite meant Crag could be off the lead & he wore himself out chasing after the ball again



The next day we drove to the hamlet of Kentmere where we would start our walk from.  It was 10 mile circular route taking in 3 fells, there is a longer 14 mile route that is a popular horseshoe for fell runners called The Kentmere Round, but we decided just doing half the fells was fine with us.

Our first glimpse of the three fells.


The first section was quite steep up a grassy bank


Before turning to follow a wall


A wall we were to follow all the way along the ridgeline


Our first summit Shipman Knotts (587m)


Just a short drop before we start climbing the second fell.  4 fell ponies, a rare site on the fells


A well worn path leads us to fell number 2.


The trig point is the other side of the wall.  There were steps to climb over but we realised that there was a wasps nest in the wall, a sight we had never seen before, deciding not to upset the wasps anymore we stepped away.


Kentmere Pike (730m) from the other side of the wall.


Again a short descent & climb up & we are at our third fell.  Harter Fell (778m)


Looking back to Kentmere Pike


Haweswater comes into view


Then a steep descent to Nan Bield Pass.  This fell has two quite different sides, gentle slopes on our approach & a rough & ragged descent.


Small Water


Then a short sharp steep descent back down to the valley floor


Down to far less steep path, looking back at the route we descended


Zooming in on a couple of people at the shelter at the top


We still have 6 fells in this area to climb so we are likely to have another couple of trips to this area.

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