Wednesday 6 February 2019

Wansfell Pike With Tim

Out with Tim today, always good to catch up and remember past adventures! We met near Troutbeck church and walked up the recently resurfaced bridleway which leads to the Low Fold area of Troutbeck. It was then up again along Robin Lane, before passing High Skelghyll. We had a look into the murk from Jenkin Crag, then it was up through Skelghyll Woods.
Photos aren't very good I'm afraid :-(.....

The broad leaf woodland was very pleasant to walk through...even in the intermittent rain

Once out on the open fell the rain stopped. This structure was built in connection with the Thrirlmere-Manchester pipeline I believe.
Neither of us could remember having climbed Wansfell by this route before...although we had camped somewhere in this immediate area about 40 years ago! 

A little further up and there's a couple of small quarries. An excellent viewpoint on a better day!

It was misty as we reached Wansfell Pike, seen here in the distance.
We sheltered behind a cross wall for some lunch. The mist cleared and we continued to this summit Baystones. It was then downhill all the way to the cars, across the Hundreds and down Nanny Lane.
Mre paths and bridleways completed the circuit, but not before we had a couple of heavy showers.
A great day!


  1. Photos are atmospheric, nowt wrong with that. The day started well but deteriorated mid afternoon. Views were quite reasonable considering. It’s funny how you forget tops you’ve been on. I did all the lakes tops in one year around 1980, I’ve don’t most of them numerous times since but I don’t remember going up the tops we did today. Age.

    1. I think it was more "atmospheric" in reality than in the images!
      Tim has a better memory than me...but he is a year and a bit younger!!
      Yep....probably age!!