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Lake District: Bleaberry Fell and High Seat (4.6 miles)

Saturday, 5th September 2015

I've spent this last week at Sheila's caravan.  Today I met up with Tracey for a steady amble up Bleaberry Fell a lovely hill falling just short of the magic mountain height at 1,936ft, then a boggy trip across to High Seat at 1,994ft high before descending down to Ashness Bridge.

Some piccies:

Beautiful views over Derwentwater
from beneath Brown Knotts

Looking across to the Skiddaw range

Plenty of climbing left to do
(there is a path in there somewhere!)

Bassenthwaite lake just visible in the distance

And so into heather territory on the flanks of Castlerigg Fell

Pano shot of our route up

Bleaberry Fell

View back down of our route

Me in the summit shelter

High Seat
(after a very boggy middle bit)

Me at High Seat summit trig

Views towards Bassenthwaite lake from Dodd crags

Tracey with Derwentwater behind

Little waterfall at the junction of Ashness Beck and Barrow Gill

Peter waiting for us at Ashness Bridge

A fabulous, leisurely walk in glorious weather.

Strangely, this was the only "proper" walk I did the whole time.  I spent a lot of time just relaxing, shopping in Keswick and doing a bit of driving around to get my bearings, stopping off here and there for a little mooch about.  In some respects, you could say I wasted the week but there is something wonderfully relaxing about not having any commitments or timescales to stick to.

Thanks for looking 😊

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