Claife Heights (High Blind How)

Fri 8 Aug 2008

Route: Far Sawrey - Moss Eccles Tarn - Three Dubs Tarn - Wise Een Tarn - Scale Head Tarn - Highs Moss - Claife Heights (High Blind How) - High Pate Crag - Far Sawrey

Distance: 5.75 miles

Ascent: 600ft

Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

With: Mum & Dad


Sunshine. The section through the forest was very wet and muddy underfoot in places.

A. Wainwright's 'Claife Heights' walk in his book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' [page 80] with a detour to Three Dubs Tarn.

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Sawrey Hotel, Far Sawrey

Sawrey stores in the village of Far Sawrey

A helpful sign to set us off in the right direction

Wilfin Beck, bridge or ford, the choice is yours

On the track to Moss Eccles Tarn

Moss Eccles Tarn

Moss Eccles Tarn, note the small dam on the left

Moss Eccles Tarn

A last look back at Moss Eccles Tarn as we head up the track

The Coniston Fells

Three Dubs Tarn

The one hundred year old 1908 boathouse at Three Dubs Tarn

Wise Een Tarn

Wise Een Tarn

Crinkle Crags and Bowfell seen across Wise Een Tarn

Wise Een Tarn reflections

The Langdale Pikes across Wise Een Tarn

Crinkle Crags and Bowfell seen across Wise Een Tarn

Scale Head Tarn, marked as Reservoir of the Freshwater Biological Association by AW

The Old Man of Coniston

High Moss Tarn or Highs Moss, more moss than tarn now

Heading south easterly through the forest

The Langdale fells - Crinkle Crags to High Raise

Looking across Windermere to the Fairfield Horseshoe and Red Screes

Zooming in on the Fairfield Horseshoe

The Ill Bell ridge

On the way south to High Blind How

High Blind How summit

Wetherlam from High Blind How's summit

High Pate Crag

Bowness-on-Windermere from Low Blind How

The Coniston Fells as we head back to Far Sawrey

Nearly back at Far Sawrey

Previous Walk: Knipescar Common (Tue 5 Aug 2008)

Next Walk: Derwent Water's eastern shore (Sun 10 Aug 2008)

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