Walk : Graystones, Broom Fell & Lords Seat
Date : 27th September 2015
Weather : Scorching hot, clear blue sky 20°C
Details : Spout Force, Graystones, Broom Fell, Lords
Distance : @ 7 miles
A 3D visual of the walk
26th September to the 2nd October will go on record as
being one of the finest Indian Summers experienced in the
a while, and we had the tremendous good fortune to be staying at our usual cottage in Ambleside for the whole of the week. It was one of the
memorable trips to
North Western region to complete Graystones, Broom Fell & Lords Seat.
The walk starts from the
free Spout Force Car Park just by
About 400 yards after the gate a path leading down to the forest trail emerges on the left
If you happen to be looking to bag an early Christmas Tree then there is plenty to choose from here !
Follow the path round through the forest
Beware of the giant black slugs !!
An early view of Graystones
Keep on the path until it comes to a tee junction. It seems obvious to swing right however ignore the urge and bear left to pick up a footpath that
runs alongside a row of chopped down trees
Keep on the path until you reach a wire fence that journeys steeply upward
Looking across to the Loweswater Fells from the track
At the fence turn right and prepare for a steep climb
The Skiddaw range from the steep climb
A quick rest and drink break at the rocky outcrop
Looking over to Mellbreak in the centre back ground
We carry on up the path as it swings round and ever upwards
Approaching the summit of Graystones
Ste on the summit of Graystones
The Skiddaw range from the summit
A 360 degree view from the summit of Graystones https://youtu.be/fa3PTc0YHnY
A view through the heat
haze across the Solway Firth to Criffel in
A track that heads north east down from the summit towards the fringe of the Darling How Plantation leads on to the next fell of the day .. Broom Fell
Skirting the Darling How plantation as we head to Broom Fell
Sue on the summit of Broom Fell checking the route to the Lords Seat
What !! we are going up there ??? you are having a laugh
The path to Lords Seat and the summit .. Ste waiting patiently for the old buggers to catch up
Sue ponders on one of the
Another pit stop on the summit and time to work out which way back, and this fella insists that its that way !!!
Looking over to the Newlands Fells
We decided to hike back to Broom Fell and follow the fence down towards the Aiken Plantation
The heather is thick and tall but amazingly there is a discernable path that you can follow (just)
However down at the Beck it turns into jungle territory at one point we bump into Bear Grylls with his machete !!! believe it or not though there
is still a track to follow !!!!!! up ahead Ste is about to get swallowed by a Triffid !!
And as if by magic out of the jungle and back on to the starting path some seven hours later !!
We stopped off in Keswick on the way back to the Cottage and all of a sudden when walking past this fine establishment we got Shephards Crooked
inside and the next thing you know . Well it would be very rude not too !!!
This walk is dedicated to Brother Anthony Rothwell FSC a De La Salle Brother and a lovely man
who will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure to know him (10 Nov 1939 to 24 Aug 2015)
May he rest in peace
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