|Walk:||Carrock Fell, Round Knott, High Pike, Woodhall Park, Calebreck, Carrock Beck|
|Start Point:||Grass verge just past Stone Ends, Mosedale Road||Grid Reference:||NY 354 337|
|Distance:||7.7 mls||Ascent:||2,450 feet|
|Weather:||Some very short light showers but very windy|
|Comments:||The high winds forecast for today were very evident by the time I reached the summit of Carrock Fell. They eased off when I descended to continue on to High Pike where again their full force was felt. Rather than continuing on to Knott, I decided to explore a different route and descended initially north-west then across to Woodhall Park. This was a very easy and grassy descent which soon dropped out of the wind. On the final road section I could see an alternative route up the northern flank of Carrock Fell - one to explore in the future as the path usually used is very badly eroded.|
The intial ascent is very steep . . .
and the path is badly eroded
Time for blooming heather
A shower to the south-west . . .
as I shelter beside a wall when a brief shower passes
Carrock Fell with Blencathra to the left and Skiddaw hiding in cloud on the right
The high point in the distance is High Pike - my next summit
Bowscale Fell and Blencathra as I leave Carrock Fell behind
High winds on High Pike . . .
which has an impressive seat . . .
a trig point . . .
and a shelter
Past mining activity has left a blot on the landscape
Four fell ponies . . .
cross my path . . .
Carrock Fell from my return route . . .
and it looks like there is an alternative path
Crossing Carrock Beck . . .
where I am glad there is a footbridge . . .
and the numbers seem to indicate measurements of about 10cm