|Date||23 March 2014|
|Start||A591 Layby Near Town Head Farm Junction|
|Alt Start||129 Metres|
|Alt Max||553 Metres|
|Grid Ref||NY 3351 0962|
|Weather||Cloudy start then Sunny|
|Steel Fell||Birkett, Dewey, Fellranger, Synge, Wainwright|
|Calf Crag||Birkett, Dewey, Fellranger, Synge, Wainwright|
|Gibson Knott||Birkett, Fellranger, Synge, Wainwright|
|Helm Crag||Birkett, Fellranger, Synge, 400-499 Metre Hill, Wainwright|
This was an excellent walk. Starting from the layby on the A591 near Town Head I walked to Helmside and then climbed Steel Fell. The ascent is reasonably easy as it is a long slowly rising ridge. At the summit the cloud obscured the sun but that did not spoil the experience. There was some snow still lying on the ground around the summit area.
I then walked to Calf Crag passing some small tarns and having a difficult time negotiating some very boggy terrain. Once at Calf Crag the weather improved a lot. The views were stunning. It seemed such a long time ago since I was last here.
I continued on my walk heading for Gibson Knott. On the way there was a hail storm but it did not last for long. I soon reached the summit of Gibson Knott. From here I could almost see the whole of todays walk. This is a great walk when the weather is so kind. I then headed to Helm Crag before returning to Town Head and my car. The walk was 7.5 miles with 775 metres of ascent.
In the end it was a perfect day.
Route - A591 Layby Near Town Head Farm Junction - Town Head - Helmside - Cotra Brest - Steel Fell - Calf Crag - Pike of Carrs - Gibson Knott - Bracken Hause - Helm Crag - Bracken Hause - Helmside - Town Head - A591 Layby Near Town Head Farm Junction
Photos of the walk can be seen below ...
PICASA WEB ALBUMS Link To A Greenburn Round - Steel Fell To Helm Crag ...
PICASA WEB ALBUMS Link To A Greenburn Round - Steel Fell To Helm Crag ... [shashin type="albumphotos" id="453" columns="3" size="180" crop="y" order="source" caption="y"]