Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Wainwright’s - Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and Nab Scar


I am miles behind with my blogs so just a quick one of our progress.

This walk was done with our friends Graham and Sandra. 

Parking on the A591 we followed Rhododendron lined lane leading up towards Alcock Tarn. This eventually led to a gate giving access to the open fellside.


Here we took the left hand path and made our way steeply up the slopes of Greenhead Gill. The steep nature meant the views soon opened out. 

The view down Greenhead Gill towards Grasmere from part way up the Stone Arthur path
Easier going then took us onto the summit of Stone Arthur.


Grasmere from the summit of Stone Arthur

After a short break the broad ridge was followed up to Great Rigg.

Moira making her way up the final metres to the summit of Great Rigg. 

Our next top was Heron Pike.  This involved a short backtrack so that we could branch off onto the ridge leading to Heron Pike.

The walking here was pleasant and despite being very hazy the views weren’t too bad so we took a quick break on the north top of Heron Pike.

The north top of Heron Pike with the Wainwright summit of Heron Pike ahead
On reaching Heron Pike we only stopped for a quick photo before making our way over Lord Crag and then down towards to Nab Scar

The view towards Windermere from Heron Pike

The achievement of bagging Nab Scar our 4th and final Wainwright of the day was ruined somewhat by an irresponsible dog owner who let their dog run off and chase the sheep. 

Nab Scar
From here another short backtrack took us onto a path that led down to the pretty Alcock Tarn.  
Alcock Tarn



While here we made a short detour to Grey Crag 

Grey Crag and Grasmere
We then headed across to meet with the Greenhead Gill path, Steep going took us down to our start point just as the rain started.

Four more bagged leaving 52 to go.

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