While other hardy souls are slogging it out across Scotland on the TGO Challenge, we'll be taking it easy. We've decided to do a weekend mini-tour of the Far Eastern Fells, primarily because Chris has been wanting to walk along the High Street for some time now.
I know that there are many people out there who would consider this to be just a long day-walk, but we'll be taking things easy, the pace will be leisurely and we intend to savour the experience, not dash across the hills in a race to the next waypoint.
The main route takes in:
- Bonscale Pike 1718ft
- Arthur's Pike 1747 ft
- Loadpot Hill 2201ft
- Wether Hill 2210ft
- High Raise 2634ft
- Rampsgill Head 2581ft
- Kidsty Pike 2560ft
- High Street 2718ft
- The Knott 2423ft
- Rest Dodd 2278ft
- The Nab 1887ft
- Angletarn Pikes 1857ft
- Any pub in Patterdale or Glenridding
Optional add-ons from High Street include Thornthwaite Crag 2569ft (just to see that magenta sky again!) and Mardale Ill Bell 2496ft.
Wildcamping spots and water-gathering opportunities have yet to be finalised, but such trivial matters should sort themselves out soon enough 🙂
I'll have to get this lot plotted into Memory-Map to see what sort of totals it comes up with, then when we've done the graft I'll do a comparison with the route as recorded by the Geko 201. It'll be interesting to see if there are any major differences.
It should be a good weekend if the weather is good.