Wednesday 4th Sept – More Wainwrights ticked off

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So my Wainwright obsession continues!
Living in the lakes affords me the luxury to get out in the hills when the weather is good. As a friend said, there is something decadent about being out on the hills when everyone has gone home.

So with a favourable forecast decided to tick off a few more north west fells. Gary came with us, we met in the layby just along the road from Whinlatter. A because paying for parking is against our religion and B they lock the gate at dusk.

So we set off through the visitors centre and up the track in the direction of Barf. As we ascended, the views towards Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite were beautiful in the evening light.

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I could see the summit of Barf but it’s a long walk to get to it as you have to circumnavigate round. But once on the summit, just caught the sun setting.

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From Barf it was a gentle ascent to our next summit Lords Seat. Again amazing views and bumped into some cyclists.

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It said on a walk that Broom fell was only a km away. The light was fading and was soon to experience my first night walking. It’s a very impressive summit cairn. Just caught the last of the light.

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From here re traced our steps to Lords seat, then the well marked track back down to the forest track we walked up before veering off to Barf. It was dark now and was thankful that Gary had bought his head torch. Note to self put torch in rucksack. There is something eerie and exciting about walking in the dark. At least you can’t see the uphills!! The boys took the mick as I was walking as if was on a route march. It was really because I was starving and wanted chips!

Soon the visitor centre was in sight and the cars. We said our goodbyes and headed to the Chippy before heading home.

Another 3 done, after realising I’d missed logging 2 previous hills. This takes my total to 92 wainwrights climbed. Nearly halfway 🙂


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