Sunday, 25th November 2007


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
Accompanied by:

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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