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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sun 7 Sep - Crinkle Crags

You MUST let Dan know that you are coming by the proceeding evening (Sat.), at the latest.
If no-one has contacted Dan on the Saturday evening the walk will be cancelled.

Start Point: Three Shire Stone (on the top of Wrynose Pass) (G.R. - NY 277 027) @ 10.00
Description: Three Shire Stone / Red Tarn / Great Knott / Crincle Crags / Bowfell / Three Tarns / Cold Pike

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: 5.5 - 6 hours
Grade: 3
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

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