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2010 03 05 - Steel Fell, Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag.

Weekend in Grasmere 5th 6th and 7th of March 2010

A superb weekend was enjoyed by all concerned to celebrate Paul's 50th and Terry's 60th birthday (or was it the other way around?) We had unbelievably good weather over the three days, particularly on the  Sunday as can be seen by the photos from the Silver How and Blea Crag walk. The snow on the fell tops gave added drama to the views and maybe one or two members of the party might be encouraged to get up into the hills on a more regular basis.

We stayed at the excellent Grasmere Hostel which deserves the highest recommendation. We also enjoyed good food, good beer and good service at the Travellers Rest pub next door to the hostel.

Tweedies Bar in Grasmere also deserves a mention for the excellent beer that rounded off the weekend on the sunny Sunday afternoon.

Thanks to everyone who turned up and helped to make it such a memorable trip. And commiserations to those who didn't make it!

 

Helm Crag from the south east ridge of Steel Fell

 

Seat Sandal

 

Looking towards the Coniston Fells in the distance

 

A glimpse of St Sunday Crag between Dollywaggon Pike and Seat Sandal

 

On Steel Fell

 

Looking north to Skiddaw and Blencathra

 

The summit cairn with Ullscarf beyond

 

Looking across Greenburn Bottom towards Helm Crag

 

Looking down Far Easdale

 

At Calf Crag summit

 

Along the path from Calf Crag to Gibson Knott

 

Far Easdale again with Loughrigg Fell in the distance

 

Steel Fell from the ridge to Gibson Knott

 

Gibson Knott

 

Grasmere from The Lion and The Lamb on Helm Crag

 

'The Howitzer', Helm Crag's summit

 

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