Sunday, 9th September 2007


Walk: Mosergh Farm, Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow, Ancrow Brow, Long Crag, White Howe, Lamb Pasture, Bannisdale High Bridge, Plough Farm
Start Point: Mosergh Road junction Grid Ref: SD 530 999
Distance:  11 miles Ascent:  2,300 feet
Weather: A cloudy day but quite mild
Accompanied by:

John D, Phil, Ruth, Sue H, Marie, Ray, Mandy, Fran, David, Brian, 3 visitors, led by me

Comments: The route is quite clear though there are some indistinct parts across the top of Bannisdale Fell and between White Howe and Lamb Pasture. From Long Crag the fence line should be followed to avoid the peat bogs, though there are still some boggy bits here. There are some good views on a sunny day but in poor weather I think this would be a rather tedious walk.


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Quite a large group today - just managed to squeeze all the cars in


The first summit, Whiteside, soon looms into view


Getting closer and it's time for a photo


But there's more than one camera on the go today


Climbing the last part - another photo opportunity


And finally we make it to the top


Looking across to Todd Fell there could be some rough ground on the way - and a wall to climb


Looking back to Whiteside from Todd Fell, and the rest of the group are on their way


From here there are some good views into Longsleddale, with Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick over to the left


Between Capplebarrow and Ancrow Brow we find a rocky outcrop for our morning break


A slight diversion is needed to navigate round this unnamed tarn - unless you fancy a swim!


The wall is made from Bannisdale slate from the Silurian period


Harter Fell on the left and Branstree in the centre


A pause before the pathless trek across the top of the horseshoe to Long Crag


We begin to see the start of the walk on the right, and the end on the left, as we look down the Bannisdale valley


Here come the 'boggy bits' a few diversions needed here


There's a path here somewhere - on the way to White Howe


Made it at last! - now it's time for lunch


The sun highlights the rounded tops of the Howgills


A 'group meeting' on Lamb Pasture before we begin our final descent

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