Saturday, December 26, 2015

Gavel, Blake and Burnbank

heading up to Blake Fell summit along the fence line

Jonathan and I always like a Boxing Day run.  There was a nice group today.  The original plan had been to take the low path at Loweswater and then up the steep side of Melbreak coming back over Hencombe and over to the high Loweswater path.

We had a little navigational malady around High Nook Farm, one of those where nobody can be bothered to get a map out and so we ended up heading along the main track with a plan to continue to the fence, following it around to Gavel Fell, over Blake Fell and on to Burnbank where we took the steep path from the summit across the fell and down to the coffin trail.

The weather was wet but not as bad as I was expecting and we could have managed a Melbreak ascent.  Although, I did start to feel sick just before we started the climb up to Gavel Fell.  A touch of a cold I think, I don't like to make a big deal of these things.

All in eight miles on the fells.  A great Boxing Day jaunt out.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

December 2015 Catch Up

I've got a bit behind with blogging.  I will use this post to combine some runs from December and hopefully get me up to date.

13th December:
Interesting run this morning. I was planning to go over Burnbank, Blake, Gavel then across to Hen Comb and back along the low path at Loweswater. I noticed these dogs hanging out with me at the top of Gavel fell. By the time I got to the bottom and was about to join the track onto Hen Comb, I realised that they were not going to get back on their own so I turned around and went back up Gavel fell. I met some walkers on the top who said that there was a woman shouting for them. I ran a bit further over to the col between Blake Fell and Gavel Fell where the dogs finally heard the shouting and headed back. Lovely dogs, I think they were pretty worried because they were staying very close to me, almost tripping me over at times. I took the track down Highnook Beck to the coffin trail and back to the start. About 9 miles I think.

from Burbank looking up to Blake

my buddies

16th December:

A run up Walla Crag with Hardly AC.  The snow was falling...

rest of the gang on top

23rd December:

A Wednesday night run up Burnbank and Blake Fell, back along the coffin trail.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Blake Fell

Clear night on Blake Fell

A lovely clear night for Hardly AC.  The views from Blake Fell over the coast are great.  I even saw an owl on the way back.