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Wetherlam from Tilberthwaite 15th June 2014

Route. Tilberthwaite - Dry Cove bottom - Birk Fell Man - Wetherlam Edge - Wetherlam - Prison Band - Swirl How - Great Carrs - Little Carrs - Hell Gill Pike - Wet Side Edge - Atkinson Coppice - High Tilberthwaite (about 8 miles 3000ft ascent)

We set off to walk the Newlands Horseshoe today but when we reached the M6 it was closed so we had to divert which added quite a bit to our journey so we had a think and decided we would walk from Tilberthwaite and make our way to Wetherlam and back down the ridge above the Greenburn valley.

 This sheep was still there when we returned after the walk. I think she must have been checking that you park considerately.

Walking up past the quarries.

Conditions if anything got worse as we climbed

Crossing the beck making for Dry Cove Bottom. The high tops were in cloud but we walked on  in hope.

Climbing Wetherlam Edge with no views at all..

Looking back down the edge. It started raining now and the clag got even worse so we really had to concentrate on our navigation to find Prison Band 

All the way round over Swirl How and Great Carrs we had no views at all but we did manage to bag the Birketts of Little Carrs and Hell Gill Pike. This is looking across to Wetherlam Edge when we eventually dropped out of the mist on the ridge above Greenburn.

I thought this was a very nice way down and I will definitely walk this round again in better weather.

Little Langdale

Looking across in the other direction to Wrynose Fell leading on up to Pike o' Blisco in the mist.

A ghostly Side Pike.

Crossing the stream at the bottom of the ridge

Lingmoor Fell. The rain started again now and it was quite a bit heavier than earlier so it was camera away again. It was a shame the weather was disappointing but for a walk made up as we drove north it wasn't bad at all.

Last walk - Cross fell  Next walk - Fairfield