30 August 2009

Close to the parking spot, a view of Buckbarrow - it looks insignificant on the map but on the ground it is definitely a worthwhile objective.

We started off by ascending alongside Gill Beck

Initially we ascend amongst bracken before the path becomes more grassy.

Looking back across lower Wasdale

There were several attractive waterfalls

A view to irton Pike - at one point I had tentatively planned to make that my second walk of the day, but the weather changed my mind.

A subsidiary summit of Buckbarrow, which I visited on the way down

The top of Buckbarrow - Seatallan was lost in cloud to the left, but Middle Fell is in clear view.

A panoramic view from the summit of Buckbarrow - click on the picture for a larger version

From the northerly subsidiary summit, a good view of Wastwater. I then visited the southern summit, seen to the righ, but the view was almost identicial.

A look back to the summit of Brockbarrow. Here the rain started, and persisted all the way back to the car, putting paid to my plans to visit Irton Pike.

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A shame the rain came so quickly, but then that was why I chose a short walk, and it was interesting.
Total distance 2.9 km and 325 metres of ascent in 1 hours 30 mins.



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