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
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
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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.