Red Tarn and Birkhouse Moor

Thu 9 Dec 2010

Route: Glenridding village - Greenside Road - Red Tarn Beck path - Red Tarn - Birkhouse Moor - Mires Beck path - Glenridding village

Distance: 6.25 miles

Ascent: 1,900ft

Time: 3 hours 50 minutes

With: On own


Still a good covering of snow, not many people about. Hard going through the unconsolidated drifts. Overcast with the odd sunny interval. Strong cold wind high up.

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Rake Cottages

Looking up the Greenside Road


Footbridge over Red Tarn Beck and Catstycam top right

Looking back down the valley and to Sheffield Pike

Helvellyn's Red Tarn

Striding Edge

Striding Edge and Helvellyn in cloud from the route to Birkhouse Moor

Snow patterns

Striding Edge, Helvellyn (in cloud) and Catstycam from Birkhouse Moor's summit

Looking across to the far eastern fells

Far Eastern mono


Saint Sunday Crag

Ullswater and a wintery Glenridding below

Birkhouse Moor from Glenridding

Previous Walk: Blencathra from Scales (Tue 7 Dec 2010)

Next Walk: Latrigg and Castlerigg (Sat 11 Dec 2010)

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