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Walk with a Map

Walk with a Map

After some horrendous rain and wind sunshine returned to Cumbria.

Amazingly  forecast for Thursday, and arrived on Thursday!

So, with the whole of Cumbria to choose from; where to go?

St Sunday Crag was one of the first hills I went up when returning to live in Cumbria, five years ago, and I’d not been up since.

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Plus, still keen and enthusiastic after my ML training last week, a route over Arnison Crag and Birks would provided lots of little lumps and bumps to try to navigate myself to.

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View from Anison Crag

It was a bit of slog up the slope to Birks from Arnison, the contours were a bit close together.

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Birks

From Birks the main route up to St Sunday looked a bit grey, steep and boring so just to be a bit different, I skirted round Gavel Moss and then up the side of Gavel Pike.  Steep but grass and softer on the needs than the well worn straight up track.

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Oxford Crag

Debated whether to go up Fairfield or not but by late afternoon, I was rather late starting, the wind had got up and beginning to batter me about a bit, so I just after Deepdale Hause I continued the descent to Grisdale Tarn

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Grisedale Tarn

and plodded back to Patterdale.

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A 9 mile afternoon stroll.

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