The Greenburn Round

Sun 30 Jul 2006

Route: Grasmere Village - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Steel Fell Tarn - Steel Fell - Underhelm - Grasmere Village

Distance: 8.50 miles

Ascent: 2,370ft

Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

With: David & Jennifer Hall and Anne


Scattered clouds and sunshine, a cooling wind, strong at times, on the tops.

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Tarn Crag from Easedale

Looking across Easedale to the Blea Rigg ridge

Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere from the ascent of Helm Crag

The path climbs up through the bracken, Helm Crag

Far Easedale

Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Great Rigg from Helm Crag

The Howitzer, Helm Crag summit

Looking along the ridge to Gibson Knott from Helm Crag, the far skyline is Ullscarf

Steel Fell from Helm Crag with Gibson Knott on the left and Dunmail Raise, the Helvellyn fells and Seat Sandal on the right

Looking back to Helm Crag from our ascent of Gibson Knott

Cloud shadow over Tarn Crag with Harrison Stickle coming into view behind and above the Blea Rigg ridge

Deer Bields crag on the side of Tarn Crag

Calf Crag

Greenup Edge from Calf Crag's summit

Heading for Steel Fell from Calf Crag

The Helvellyn range from the largest of the Steel Fell ridge tarns

Looking down into Greenburn Bottom

The head of Thirlmere with Blencathra in the far distance from Steel Fell

Looking back along our route between Calf Crag and Steel Fell

Clouds building over the Coniston and Langdale Fells

Approaching Steel Fell's summit

Looking down Steel Fell's southeast ridge

Seat Sandal from Steel Fell's southeast ridge

Dunmail Raise with the Helvellyn range behind from Steel Fell's southeast ridge

Helm Crag

Looking back to Steel Fell from near Low Mill Bridge

Previous Walk: Helvellyn and White Side (Tue 25 Jul 2006)

Next Walk: Graystones and Broom Fell (Mon 7 Aug 2006)

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