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I'm not a peak bagger or Wainwrighter as such but the seven areas defined by Wainwright provide as good a way as any of organizing the walks into groups although occasionally I cross his boundaries on a single walk.


Great Gable from Kirk Fell

St Sunday Crag on a good day

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Sunday 20th to Wednesday 23rd May 2012, walking in Skye in fantastic weather
Sunday 20th May Sgurr a'Ghreadhaidh and Sgurr a'Mhadaidh
Monday 21st May Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
Tuesday 22nd May Sgurr Dearg (Inaccessible Pinnacle) and Sgurr na Banachdich
Wednesday 23rd May Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir, Bruach na Frithe

Saturday 11th June 2011, I parked at Seathwaite Farm, and walked up to Stockley Bridge, the rocky cataract upstream of the bridge was dry and exposed, it makes you realise what a huge amount of water comes down the river on a wet day. The busy Scafell Pike and Great Gable path carries on upwards, but I turned to walk across lush green vegetation towards a green gully that I could see on Seathwaite Fell. It is steep, mainly grass but with plenty of hand and foot holds, some rock outcrops and some muddy foot steps. The first cairn of Seathwaite Fell is a delightful spot on a delightful fell, the middle summit has the best views of Great Gable and Great End, and at the actual summit there was fantastic visibility in the clear air. I walked down to Sprinkling Tarn and up to the X-shaped shelter near Esk Hause; I climbed up to the summit of Allen Crags and had a wonderful quiet walk along the undulating ridge, full of interesting grassy knolls, rocky outcrops, small tarns and some minor scrambling, then over bouldery ground to the rugged peaks of Glaramara. There is an interesting little descent from the summit of Glaramara, a pathless route across swampy ground leads to Hind Gill, a steep and interesting route down to the intake wall an easier path takes you to the path not far from Seathwaite farm. Read about it

Saturday 13th Nov 2010, there were some heavy showers on the drive up to Hartsop, and there were some big puddles in the car park. I walked up the track towards Hayeswater, and after crossing Hayeswater Gill by the first footbridge, I turned left up a faint path rising steeply up grassy slopes, a relentless slog to the summit of Gray Crag. There is a lengthy walk on a wide grassy ridge, before a steady climb to the unmistakeable beacon at the summit of Thornthwaite Crag. A broad path leads in the direction of High Street, I walked on the right hand side of the summit wall to reach the triangulation column, and a bit further on to reach the insignificant cairn at itd highest point. I carried walking down to Straits of Riggindale and then up to the summit of Kidsty Pike, before going cross-country to the summit of Rampsgill Head. I walked across a grassy shoulder back down to the main path, made the short climb to the summit of The Knott, downwards and crossed a swampy col, before making another steep grassy climb up to the twin summits of Rest Dodd. I descended and rejoined the path going towards Angle Tarn, climbed up grass to the top of Satura Crag, and walked a higher path, eventually up to the summit of Angletarn Pikes. It had got too late to climb Brock Crags, so I walked down the main path to Boredale Hause, and then followed the pipeline path to a tarmac road, and then back to Hartsop village. Read about it

Saturday 9th October 2010, it was a sunny day October day, I parked at Skelgill, and climbed up Skelgill Bank and on to Catbells. I walked up the ridge to Maiden Moor and made the diversion to the viewpoint of Blea Crag before walking on to the summit of High Spy, I descended to Dalehead Tarn and climbed up to the summit of Dale Head. I walked along Hindscarth Edge and over to the summit of Hindscarth, the dropped down to Littledale Edge before climbing up to the summit of Robinson. After descending to cross the vast wetness of Buttermere Moss, I made the interesting descent to Newlands Hause, crossed the road, and walked up the grassy ridge to the summit of Knott Rigg, and walked along the ridge to the summit of Ard Crags. I descend on the footpath down Aikin Knott and when the path disappeared I found my way down to Rigg Beck, and crossed it to follow the path back down to the road. I turned left and walked along the road towards Rowling End farm, there is a footpath that is always wet and muddy that goes across to Ghyll Bank, and another better path that takes you back to Skelgill. Read about it