Dont take this seriously….because i dont !!

Great Gable and Neighbours

I was working in Bowness on Friday so I took advantage of this and headed for Buttermere to bag 5 wainwrights while I was over that side of the country. I set the tent at the Skye Farm campsite and did my usual boycott of the Fish Inn and had a filling homemade chicken pie at the Bridge hotel.

The weather wasn’t great so we headed for Honnistsr slate mine and set off towards Grey Knotts, the cloud was covering the tops and the wind was high but hey Ho. Brandreth was the next top and then Green Gable. Getting up Great Gable was a pain in the cloud and on the way back down I lost the path and ended up dropping down some scree and then having to head back up towards windy gap. On the plus side i managed to practice some Bear Grylls scree sliding skills.

The last top of the day was Base Brown and we made a total hash of the descent, losing the path again and having to scramble down some dodgy ground down into Seathwaite. Good day out but rustiness with navigation skills made the day a lot harder than it should of been, thank god for memory map on the iPhone which saved the day a few times.

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6 responses

  1. Peter Crawford

    Nice one Masemeister. I never realised the top of Great Gable was so grassy. The one time I was up there it was plastered in snow. Pleased you have managed to get yourself out-and-about again.

    July 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    • ukmase

      That picture is of the aptly named Green Gable. Hopefully might get some graft down your neck of the woods soon.

      July 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm

  2. Hee Hee we did the same thing first time we did this walk several years ago. Ended up down at Seathwaite after deciding not to get the compass out from a cloudy summit. BTw is the car park at Honister free still? 🙂

    July 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    • ukmase

      Yes it’s still free.

      July 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm

  3. Peter Crawford

    @ Jamie. The carpark is still free but there is a sign urging you to buy some crap from the shop for the privilege of parking there. It is perfectly acceptable to ignore this.

    July 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

  4. Cheers for the info, need to get up and complete this walk again the proper way, not the several mile detour we had to do due to our navigational error. J

    July 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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