Birkhouse Moor and Red Tarn

Sun 2 Mar 2008

Route: Glenridding village - Keldas - Lanty's Tarn - Birkhouse Moor - Red Tarn - Red Tarn Beck path - Glenridding - Glenridding village

Distance: 6.75 miles

Ascent: 2,000ft

Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

With: Anne


Overcast, windy, dry except for a couple of spots of rain

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Fellbites cafe in Glenridding with Glenridding Dodd behind

Silver Point sticking out into Ullswater with Gowbarrow Fell in sunshine beyond

Heron Pike and Glenridding Dodd

Birkhouse Moor from Keldas summit

Lanty's Tarn

Saint Sunday Crag

Upper Grisedale

Birkhouse Moor's east ridge as we are just about to join the main path which climbs up to the ridge beside Mires Beck

Looking back down Birkhouse Moor's east ridge with Place Fell on the other side of Ullswater

Looking towards Helvellyn and Catstycam from Birkhouse Moor's summit

Zooming in on Catstycam

The end of Striding Edge from Red Tarn

Helvellyn appears out of the cloud

The path down by Red Tarn Beck

Zooming in on the White Side zig-zags, the old pony-track

Looking back up Glenridding Beck to Catstycam with Helvellyn Lower Man in the distance

LDNPA fell top assessor Jon Bennett met on our descent from Red Tarn

Our path above the Glenridding valley

Looking back towards the Greenside mines

Glenridding village with Place Fell behind

Previous Walk: Latrigg (Sat 1 Mar 2008)

Next Walk: Heughscar Hill and Whale from Askham (Fri 7 Mar 2008)

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