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Easter in the Lakes

19th-20th-21st April 2014

Saturday 19th April - Patterdale - Angletarn beck - Angletarn Pikes - Place Fell

Sunday 20th April - Greendale - Greendale tarn - Middle Fell 

Monday 21st April - Deepdale - Brotherswater - Sykeside 


After some pretty miserable weather trips recently I enjoyed three lovely days in smashing weather. I traveled up with Sue who stayed at the youth hostel but I camped for the first time this year. Our first walk was another trip to Angle Tarn by Angletarn Beck and the conditions could not have been more different.

Patterdale with Birkhouse Moor on the left and Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd behind

Looking over to the long ridge of Hartsop Above How leading up to Hart Crag and Fairfield.

Gavel pike on St. Sunday Crag is the prominent pointed fell.

A little bit of Ullswater can be seen from the steep start of the climb up Angletarn Beck

Climbing over the rocks was a lot easier than a fortnight ago.

And the views are a lot better as well

Zooming in to Helvellyn...

...and Catstycam. 

Angle Tarn from the south top.

Our next target, Place Fell seen from the North top.

Looking down and along Deepdale with Fairfield at the head.

Nearly at the top of Place Fell.

Grand view over Place Fell Tarn, then High Dodd and Hallin Fell to Ullswater and Penrith in the distance. 

We left the summit and headed in the direction of The Knight where Sue took the path down to the valley leaving me to find a nice camp spot overlooking Ullswater

Lovely evening for a cruise.

And a lovely evening for a wild camp.

I awoke to a glorious morning 

Glenridding 6.30am

After breakfast I packed up and walked down to meet Sue at the hostel.

Birks and St.Sunday Crag.

Seat with a view. 

I met up with Sue and we drove round to Wasdale where we met Helen and Catherine for a walk up to Greendale Tarn and Middle Fell.

The weather was still fine but a bit more hazy on this side of the national park 

Setting off from Greendale. Just up the path we met Joss Naylor who was  returning home from his morning dog walk

We followed the Greendale Gill up to the tarn.

A look back down. Irton Fell and the bottom end of the Whin Rigg ridge in the background.

Greendale tarn.

Haycock peeps above the col.. 

After lunch we set of on the climb to Middle Fell.

A friendly local yokel.

Seatallen from the climb.

The Scafell Pikes from Middle fell.

Wastwater, the Screes with Whin Rigg above.

The steep face of Buckbarrow from the path down.

 After tea we drove back round to Patterdale. I could have camped at the hostel but didn't fancy paying eleven pounds to camp on a bit of sloping grass next to the road so Sue chucked me out at Deepdale bridge and I walked up Deepdale for a mile or so and found a nice spot by the river.

Walking up Deepdale

The night was very warm and although the day broke cloudy the sun soon burnt it's way through

The top of Fairfield is still in cloud but Greenhow End is becoming clear

A close up of Greenhow End

The cloud is moving off now and it looks like it's going to be another lovely day. Unfortunately I had to return home but Sue is staying another day so I  make my way to the bus stop.

Wide angle view of the valley (click for a bigger version)

I was way to early for the bus so I walked up to Brotherswater.

and then on to Sykeside

Dove Crag

and finally High Hartsop Dodd on the right and Middle Dodd on the left

Last walk - Angle Tarn in the rain  Next walk - Langdale Camping