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Around Longsleddle

4th January 2014

Route. Sadgill - Gatescarth Pass - Harter Fell - Kentmere Pike - Shipman Knotts - Longsleddle Pass - Sadgill. (about 8 miles 2700ft ascent)

The weather has been pretty rubbish over the Christmas break but I defied the conditions and  managed to get away for a decent walk 

The forecast was for the least bad weather to be in the east and as I had not been to Sadgill for a while that's where I ended up.

After driving down what seems to be the longest four miles of single track road in the world I was the only car at Sadgill Bridge. This is looking downstream.

And this is looking upstream.

Sadgill Bridge

Even in the rain this is probably one of my favourite Lake District valleys 

Passing Buckbarrow Crag

Looking across to Goat Scar

The Waterfalls near the top of the path.

I had forgotten how steep the path out of Longsleddle is but It's not too far and soon you level off at Brownhowe Bottom.

Usually a lovely view of Haweswater from here

As I started the climb up to Harter Fell it began to hailstone and despite being in full ninja mode I still received a few painful hits in the eyes.( after our epic on Great Hill last year I had bought some ski goggles for times such as these but unfortunately I had forgotten them) 


The northern cairn on Harter fell. Thankfully it had stopped hailstoning but was now snowing quite hard

Bit misty on Kentmere Pike.

Still misty and raining quite hard now on the decent from Shipman Knotts.

Out of the mist on Longsleddle Pass.

Typically It's brightening up as I drop down past the farm to the car. No views to speak of but a great walk to blow the cobwebs away.



Last walk - Winter Hill  Next walk - The Loweswater fells