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Monday, 16 April 2007

Walk for Sunday 15th April

Red Tarn / Crincle Crags / Bowfell / Cold Pike

Start Point: Three Shire Stone (on the top of Wrynose Pass)

(G.R. - NY 277027 @ 11.00)

Description: This walk starts from The Three Shire Stone (which is already at 393m) and heads in a NNW direction, before passing Red Tarn and then Great Knott. While easily climbing we should look back for cracking views of Pint of Bisto, Coniston Old Man & (eventually) Windermere. We then carry on to the Crincles (where, from the '2nd one', there are great views N to Skiddaw, Blencathra & Helvellyn) and then carry on to Bowfell (for yet more watery views of Windermere, Esthwaite Water & Devoke Water!). From Bowfell we'll retrace our steps back to Three Tarns and then bear to the right of the Crincles to reach the top of Cold Pike (after a couple of miles). It's then only about a mile straight back to the Three Shire Stone or (if it's boggy) we can cut back to the path we started on, to return to the cars.

Distance: 7 miles (11.3 km)

Total Ascent: 610 metres (2000 ft.)

High Point: Bowfell - 902 metres (2960 ft.)

Time: 4.5 hours

Grade: 3

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 10.00

Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

1 comment:

Tom said...

As some people wanted to know how far we actually walked, etc., here are the details as downloaded from my GPS:

Total distance: 14.4 km (8.9 miles)
Time: 7 h 25 min
Average speed: 1.94 km/h