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    11.78 miles, 3,386 feet, 3 hours 3 minutes: Low Sweden Bridge - Low/High Pike - Dove Crag - Scandale - Red Screes - Roundhill Farm. Passed Paul Tierney in Scandale - possibly doing the Hodgson Relay route? Perfect running weather - sun not too strong, cool breeze, ground soft but not wet, great views. Quite a few about on the main routes.

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    Two days, two walks with Mrs WP.

    10 Miles yesterday and around 1000ft around Nulling Woods and Hoghton Tower.

    11 miles today and around 600ft trying a few new paths on a loop through Brindle and Hoghton

    Cracking weather and some great views.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Thanks for the info...

    I was sure i'd seen the direct ascent on Fairfield in the Wainwright guides... in fact a quick check and it's shown in the Hart Crag chapter... up to head of valley then climb straight to Hart Crag-Fairfield col, or Dove-Hart Crag col... as you suggest, it does say it's steep going!

    Did something vaguely similar in the Mountain Trial a couple of years back. Dropped from Alcock Tarn/Heron Pike into the valley, along half a mile, then a beeline ascent straight onto Dove Crag... can confirm it wasn't much fun!

    I do like the odd direct ascent like this... if you can climb reasonably, they can be useful... Mickleden straight up the scree and Axe Factory to Pike O' Stickle... Levers Water straight up to Levers Hause... Grasmoor via Red Gill... and so forth

    I remember discussing this a few months back, direct route up the valley to Fairfield, and remarking that i'd definitely seem it mentioned somewhere.

    Today I was reading Wainwright On The Lakeland Mountain Passes.... and lo-and-behold, a chapter titled Hart Crag Col suggest a very direct (if pathless and steep) route from Rydal to Patterdale.

    Although this is my favourite of his books (with the exception of the Pictorial Guides), there are some unusual choices for passes that he felt deserve a chapter...

    Carlside Col
    Goats Hause
    Hart Crag Col
    High Tove (not a pass but admittedly a quick way from Watendlath to Thirlmere)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    I remember discussing this a few months back, direct route up the valley to Fairfield, and remarking that i'd definitely seem it mentioned somewhere.

    Today I was reading Wainwright On The Lakeland Mountain Passes.... and lo-and-behold, a chapter titled Hart Crag Col suggest a very direct (if pathless and steep) route from Rydal to Patterdale.

    Although this is my favourite of his books (with the exception of the Pictorial Guides), there are some unusual choices for passes that he felt deserve a chapter...

    Carlside Col
    Goats Hause
    Hart Crag Col
    High Tove (not a pass but admittedly a quick way from Watendlath to Thirlmere)
    Another book ordered! - to be more accurate, being hunted down.
    Last edited by Mike T; 21-09-2020 at 10:10 AM.

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    A lovely walk yesterday out to Glaslyn and Bugeilyn. 9 miles and only 900 feet in 2 1/2 hours. Stunning moorland scenery and the highlight being the views of Cadair Idris and the Arans from Foel Fadian.

    Only saw 2 others who were skinny dipping in Glaslyn. Plenty of sheep and a few moorland birds but 4 Ravens stole the show!
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    Only saw 2 others who were skinny dipping in Glaslyn.
    Do you mean you were skinny dipping in Glaslyn as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    Another book ordered! - to be more accurate, being hunted down.
    I'd be surprised if you have to pay full price for it. Always seems to be copies of the Wainwright hardback books around... charity shops, 2nd hand bookshops... especially in your part of the world. Probably in multiple shops in Sedbergh!

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    7.24 miles, 800 feet, 74 minutes: Skelwith - Drunken Duck loop - an evening run so lovely and cool - and quiet. Earlier I walked with my partner to Ivy Crag on Loughrigg - lovely grassy trods in the main; never seen anybody else there - lovely views, though not quite as good as from the top or Todd's Crag. 5.5 miles, 1,200 feet, 1 hour 52 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    I'd be surprised if you have to pay full price for it. Always seems to be copies of the Wainwright hardback books around... charity shops, 2nd hand bookshops... especially in your part of the world. Probably in multiple shops in Sedbergh!

    Under 4 for what is meant to be a well looked after book - from a site recommended by Fred's bookshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem View Post
    Do you mean you were skinny dipping in Glaslyn as well?
    I wish. My skinny dipping days were over a long time ago!
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