Thursday, 15 October 2015

High Seat including Bleaberry Fell

Our first walk of this year's holiday in the Lakes. A new one, near Keswick, heading up to High Seat, taking in Ashness Bridge, Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell.

High Seat elevation

High Seat route

Clear skies but with low lying cloud at sunrise. Not very impressed with Ashness Bridge, it's a bit small and boring.

Ashness Bridge

Skiddaw and Derwent Water

Misty islands in Derwent Water

Dry stone walls next to the very steep Cat Gill

View from near Walla Crag
We thought this (picture below) was High Seat and the little bump to the right was Bleaberry Fell. We found we were wrong when we got to the top and noticed our height was a good 30m below what it should have been and there was a higher summit further on.

Bleaberry fell in the glare from a low sun

Islands in Derwent Water

Gill on Walla Crag

Who's bright idea was this? Steps to Bleaberry Fell (not High Seat!)

Hazy view from Bleaberry Fell

Skiddaw from High Seat

Gill and John at the summit of High Seat

Derwent Water in the afternoon

Back to Chapel Stile afterwards and a well deserved treat at Wainwrights Inn.

One each, honest

Going down nicely

Bangers and mash, slightly fancy

Hot Dog, ridiculously fancy

Heading back from the pub we saw the skies were clear so decided to check out the dark skies in Langdale.  Unfortunately not as dark as expected. There is still quite a glow from nearby towns and houses, and there appears to be a flight path going overhead with planes blinking past nearly every minute. Lots of shots had bright trails from planes, ruining shots with meteors etc in them. So we made the best of it. We might try later next time, once more house lights are off.

Milky Way over Lingmoor

Oh, and no thanks to the farmer in his truck going around with a searchlight ruining even more shots.

Milky Way over Lingmoor

Milky Way over Chapel Stile

Stars over the Langdale Pikes

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