Walk : Troutbeck Tongue (1,191ft), from Troutbeck

Date : 7th April 2015

Weather : Fine and Sunny @ 16C

 

Distance : 5 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1.5 hours to summit

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

 

 

Overview

 

First fell walk of the year and a little tiddler to start to break the fell legs in again. A charming little walk which was quite steep in parts given the overall height of the summit

 

 

The walk starts from the A592 just past Church Bridge heading north. There is room for around 6 or 7 cars on the roadside just before the Ings Lane turnoff that leads

down to the valley floor

 

 

After about a quarter of a mile the public footpath to take is sign posted

 

 

The path which is a tad boggy in places as it gently meanders its way down to the floor of the Troutbeck Valley

 

 

Clear blue skies as we look across the valley to the disused Applethwaite Quarry

 

 

Sue leads the wayb as we approach Troutbeck Park farm

 

 

Dinner time !!

 

 

Continuing down the path as we approach Ings Bridge over Trout Beck

 

 

The remarkably clear Trout Beck

 

 

The first clear view of Troutbeck Tongue

 

 

Crossing Hagg Bridge

 

 

Soon after the bridge an open stile and dismantled electric fence gives way to a faint grass path that crosses open pasture land

 

 

Through the stile at the intake wall that leads to an old cart track at which point you take a right turn

 

 

The track sweeps round to the south ridge of the Tongue leading up to Hagg Gill

 

 

Follow the track up to the first gate where a faint grass path on the left leads on to the start of the steep climb up the south ridge

 

 

Follow the grass path up to the stile that crosses the fence. Be prepared for some boggy ground

 

 

The start of the steep climb. The path improves as height is gained

 

 

Higher up and a series of foot holes assist the climb towards the rocky spine of the south ridge

 

 

Looking back down the Troutbeck valley

 

 

Higher up to the stile that leads to the summit approach

 

 

The summit cairn on the left hand side of the shot comes in to view

 

 

Sue approaching the summit

 

 

Looking towards Windermere from the summit cairn

 

 

Looking north towards Caudale Moor on the left. Thornthwaite Crag on the right with Gray Crag just peeping over Threshtwaite Mouth

 

 

Froswick from the summit

 

 

Looking south down the Troutbeck Valley

 

 

A full view of the steep ups and downs of Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag

 

 

Looking west towards Red Screes over the Caudale Moor ridge

 

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