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 2019-08-28 - Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell and Gavel Fell with Richard.

 

We started from near Maggie's Bridge with reasonable weather and the early part of the walk was dry but overcast. By the time we reached the summit of Burbank Fell, however, there was extensive low cloud and rain. From here there were no views in any direction during the rest of the walk. By the time we reached Gavel Fell there was a substantial wind blowing and heavy rain. We had intended to continue on to Hen Comb but decided to cut the walk short and head back towards the start following the fence that meets a main path above Whiteoak Beck. The day was spoilt by the weather but Richard ticked off another three Wainwrights.

 

Loweswater and Darling Fell

 

Loweswater

 

Holme Beck

 

Looking down on Loweswater

 

Burnbank Fell's 'summit' and the weather deteriorates

 

The shelter on Blake Fell almost comes into view

 

Cold, wet and nothing to see

 

And the wind is blowing

 

Extensive boggy area between Blake Fell and Gavel Fell near where I sank in up to my thighs

 

Gavel fell summit. It was very wet and cold at this point

 

Hen Comb in the mist

 

The ridge coming off Hen Comb

 

Mellbreak in the distance

 

The path back down towards Loweswater

 

Looking back to Hen Comb

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