Small Water, Mardale Hill Bell 2493 feet , High Street 2717 feet, Long Stile ,Blea Water Time 08:45 until 11:30...2hrs and 45 minutes
Was back over on the East side of Cumbria last night, so always a good opportunity to cut some traveling down and visit Haweswater. Was a a bit of a grey day, but some broken cloud about. Always love this area whatever the time of year or weather, So beautiful. (Click images above to enlarge)
The carpark was very quiet as we set off from Mardale Head, Just mine and one other car.
Harter Fell as we head up the valley
Another peek back through the gate to Haweswater
Our two summits today in view.. we followed the Small water beck left to Mardale Ill Bell and returned by Blea tarn beck on the right from High Street..both becks join to form Mardale beck.
Small water Panorama...click to enlarge
Onwards past the tarn and climbing now to Nan Bield Pass
Small Water and Haweswater...the path to the left of the tarn we just came up
Looking to Kentmere reservoir from the top of Nan Bield pass. The mountain in the middle is Ill Bell with Yoke and Froswick either side.
The top of Mardale Ill Bell our first sumit of the day...The cloud unfortunately had started to drop and tiny bit of drizzle.
Still a bit of snow around as we approach a cloudy High street summit
drifts against the wall
The wind was blowing here, enough to blow the cloud away again
Giving us some great views over Rough Crag and Blea Water
Large Cornice on the side of High Street
The cairn on Long stile ..the crag in the distance is Kidsty Pike...no sign of the golden eagle today sadly
Another Panorama shot from the descent onto the Rigg centre...Riggindale is left and Blea water right.
Blea Water with Harter Fell beyond and Mardale Ill Bell right
Rough Crag centre and Caspel Gate in front...we heading off just before here to the right down to the tarn
Blea Waters outlet and weir, with High Street behind
Came across this in the ground for collecting water...It must have been emptied recently because there wasnt a lot in it
Mardale beck falls with Harter Fell behind. Nice to be back out again on the higher fells after a couple of weeks. The car park was now busy when i returned with around 20 cars parked...Unfortunately for them the wetter weather was on its way from the west!