Greenhead Gill Round

Sat 17 Feb 2007

Route: Grasmere Village - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Erne Crag top - Heron Pike - Alcock Tarn - Grasmere Village

Distance: 6.00 miles

Ascent: 2,500ft

Time: 4 hours

With: Gordon & Gail Parker and Anne


Sunshine, blue sky and only a light breeze

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Stone Arthur from the showground, Grasmere

Helm Crag from behind the Swan Hotel

Our route followed a path between the two walls across the fellside before ascending back left to Stone Arthur's summit

Looking back to Helm Crag from the traverse

The head of Greenhead Gill, the dark fell on the skyline (middle) is Great Rigg

The final rocky section to Stone Arthur's summit

Looking back down on Grasmere from Stone Arthur with Alcock Tarn on the far left

360 Panorama from Stone Arthur's summit

The ridge to Great Rigg from Stone Arthur

Zooming in on Alcock Tarn

Seat Sandal with Dollywaggon Pike behind right

Heading for Great Rigg

Windermere from Great Rigg's summit

Fairfield from Great Rigg's summit

Looking west to Great Gable, Pillar and the High Stile ridge

Greenhead Gill and Grasmere from above

The ridge to Erne Crag and Heron Pike

Stone Arthur with the Langdale Fells beyond

Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Erne Crag's summit

Looking across Greenhead Gill to Stone Arthur with Seat Sandal behind

North westerly panorama from our ascent of Heron Pike

Windermere from Heron Pike's summit

Looking north to Fairfield from Heron Pike's summit

Great Rigg from Alcock Tarn

Heron Pike from Alcock Tarn

Looking south to Windermere from near Alcock Tarn

Evening light as we descend to Grasmere from Alcock Tarn

Previous Walk: Alcock Tarn and Nab Scar (Sun 11 Feb 2007)

Next Walk: Helvellyn and Raise (Sun 18 Feb 2007)

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