Bleaberry Fell,High Seat,High Tove

30th January 2010

I did it again didn’t I ? Wigan has a home game today against Everton & here I am up here enjoying the Lake District ,Guilt yes ,.I should be at the DW after all I did pay for a season ticket but just recently I have to be up here walking ,the passion is stronger than ever to complete these Fells slowly but surly ,anyway I’m at Sunderland away next weekend so I guess that’s the guilt trip sorted !

I was only up this direction this time last week on High Spy with Ste, this time I’m on my own again (Cue Donkey from Shrek!) Being on Cat Bells  & High Spy & seeing as where I am today bears  no coincidence to this walk, its purely to a beautiful day to pass up & playing around on Memory Map as you do mapping & routing Wainwright`s, High Seat from Ashness Bridge taking in two more Wainwrights (Bleaberry Fell & High Tove) was there for the taking & to finish this walk in the beautiful hamlet that is Watendlath  was the icing on the cake .


Wainwright Guidebook

The Central Fells



Ascent: 608 Ft  1,995 Ft
Wainwrights: 3   Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, High Tove
Weather: Beautiful Clear Skies , –2 With Highs of 2 ,Windy on tops
Parking: Ashness Bridge
Area: Central
Miles: 7.5
Walking With: On my own
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Time Taken:  

Map and Photo Gallery



Early morning at Ashness Bridge .


Hitting the fell side heading for Falcon Crag.


Looking over to Cat Bells ridge & summit with Causey pike ,Sail & a snow covered Crag Hill beyond.


Looking down into Borrowdale & towards the Western Fells .


Snow caped Skiddaw looking north .


Walla Crag & Keswick over shadowed by Skiddaw.


Blencathra from Falcon Crag & what I forgot to mention was my new Garmin GPS , Or should I say broken GPS ,I should be used to the idea of new things breaking down after all I do work in the car trade ,but this is only my third outing using the dam thing & the screen has decided to pack up, in being all my Way Points (about 8) were all on top of each other in the size of a finger nail & stayed that way for the rest of the duration ,Now I admit on a day like this why would I need it but its my new toy & I wanted to bring it! Anyway back to the OS Map in no way shape or form could let me down!


Dewent Water & its Islands, with  Bassenthwaite Lake in the background .

& Again from further up the track with my 30ft legs casting long shadows


My first summit of the day Bleaberry Fell .


What a day ,you can see as far as Green & Great Gable in this picture .


Looking over to the Northern Fells ,hard to believe the contrast of the weather between the two weekends .


Bleaberry Fell summit cairn ,next is High Seat .


Not before a quick brew & to take in the views .


It took me a while to realise  they where that far away had to use the zoom here, & definitely a first for me ,.Wild Deer .


Setting my sights on High Seat now (The prominent outcrop of rock centre right)


Looking eastwards towards Clough Head,Great Dodd & Stybarrow Dodd.


A somewhat hazy view of High Seat Summit my highest Fell of the day ,now its onwards & downwards towards the Pewits .

“The Pewits”  & I quote the great man himself A W , “The last half mile on both sides being saturated ,both in rainy weather & in drought , there is no escape from it” ,I’m pretty lucky  today in that this section is normally calf deep in peat bog this next mile or so is semi frozen , so sticking to the fence as I did around the tall grass was definitely one of my good ideas ,I think A W would of liked it here today


A glimpse of Thirlmere .


White Side & Helvellyn Lower Man & the tip of Catstycam centre .


High Tove in sight .


High Tove Summit Cairn.


And now time to head down towards Watendlath


To many fells to mention but ill have ago starting with Base Brown, Green Gable , Great Gable , Grey Knotts ,& I think a glimpse of Pillar .


I think if a picture could dictate a typical Lake Land View this would come close ,Watendlath Tarn & Watendlath Farm .


What better place to lunch .


Heading down the road that will finally take me back to Ashness Bridge following Stonethwaite Beck .


Your not having my hay !! Ok Paul no eye to eye contact they mean it


No think id better press on !


Not far from the car park where I got this great view of Cat Bells summit ,.Looks a lot busier than it did last weekend when I was up there .

Back at Ashness Bridge car park ,Another great walk & blessed with great weather too


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