Thursday, 12th May 2016

Walk: Troutbeck, Nanny Lane, Wansfell (Baystones), Kirkstone Pass, Ravens Edge, Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike), Threshthwaite Mouth, Troutbeck Park, Town Head, Troutbeck
Start Point: Church Bridge, Troutbeck Grid Reference: NY 412 027
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 3,500 feet
Time: 7 hours
Weather: A sunny, warm day with strong winds
Comments: Most of the ascent was in the first half of the walk and was made more difficult by a strong head wind. The path from Threshthwaite Mouth varied from being intermittent to a pleasane green path to a rocky track. After crossing the interesting clapper type bridge Trout Beck became a pleasant companion for a short time. A goo walk on a beautiful day.

Heading out past Troutbeck Church

Wansfell with Windermere to the left and Wansfell Pike to the right

In the opposite direction, Red Screes to the left and
Caudale Moor to the right - my next summit

Looking south, Kidsty Pike to the left and Thornthwaite Beacon to the right

Arriving at Caudale Moor, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke can be seen

The descent from Caudale Moor gives a good view of the scree ascent to Thornthwiate Beacon

Turning right from Threshwaite Mouth takes me down into the Troutbeck Valley

During my lunch break I was lucky enough to spot this bird . . .

which stayed still long enough to get a close-up shot

Looking back up to Threshthwaite Mouth

An unusual footbridge crosses Troutbeck . . .

with slabs of rock balanced on a number of stone pillars

A picturesque Trout Beck

Time for bluebells

Rhodedendrons in full bloom

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