|Survey column on Tarn Crag|
I've managed to delete all the photos I took today. I just have the one above taken on my phone. Nevermind.
I parked at the Mardale Head car park at the far end of Haweswater. I remember thinking that these fells were so far away, then realising how lucky I am that far away is an hour.
|just walking today 8.16 miles|
From the car park, I headed up and over the Gatesgarth Pass. I considered climbing Branstree from the top of the pass but I didn't have a lot of time and it didn't need bagging so I carried on ascending Tarn Crag along a wall I had picked out from the map. From here I continued up to the flat top of Tarn Crag. There is a survey column to the south and a small cairn to the north/east which is the actual summit cairn.
From Tarn Crag, I followed the fence down, negotiating boggy ground and then back up, taking a bearing from the corner of the fence towards Grey Crag. Another compass bearing directed me to another fence that took me steeply back to the Gatesgarth Pass track which I followed back to the car.
So, despite being a bit disappointed about the pictures, I had a good day today, managing to get around without any rain and bagging two far away fells.