|Walk:||Wythburn car park, Thirlspot, White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Raise Beck, Wythburn car park|
|Start Point:||Wythburn car park||Grid Ref:||NY 324 136|
|Distance:||11 miles||Ascent:||4,000 feet|
|Weather:||Clear in the valleys but mist on the tops, 35mph north-easterly winds|
Ray (leader), Marie, John L, Joyce, Tess, Caroline
|Comments:||Pleasant walk through the woods then a gradual climb up to Whiteside. Rolling mist gave brief glimpses of surrounding fells and valleys, and a very cold wind on the tops. Sharp descent following the access boundary line and a rocky descent by Raise Beck. The light was failing as we went back into the forest to walk back to the cars.|
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An opening in the forest provides good views of Thirlmere and the ridge beyond
Time for a group photo as we stop to take a layer off
Is that John or has Tarzan arrived?
Trip, trap, trip, trap - but where is the Troll?
Lower Man looks a long way up . . .
but a quick descent for cyclists
Looking back to Raise - not on our route today
Catstycam and Swirral Edge emerge from the mist
Helvellyn is in view at last - in the mist
Marie checks out the summit cairn . . .
but Kath takes it easy
Red Tarn peeps out over Striding Edge, with Place Fell and Ullswater in the background
The mist has cleared by the time we reach Nethermost Pike . . .
but the wind is still very cold
The Grisedale Valley with Place Fell and Ullswater in the distance
Hard Tarn - a small pool on a rock shelf below High Crag - one of the most difficult tarns to locate
Last summit of the day - Dollywagon Pike
Nethermost Pike from Dollywagon Pike
Grisedale Tarn from the descent . . .
to Raise Beck
The series of waterfalls on Raise Beck
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