This walk has been planned for a while now, and thanks to the recent lack of rainfall, today was the best possible time to do it (unless its all frozen). Even after days and days of no rain, the top was still a bit soggy between High Seat and Bleaberry Fell.


Date: 5th May 2011
Start Location: Ashness Bridge
Time Started: 10:45
Duration: 3 Hours 15 Minutes
Distance: 8.19km - 5.09 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 584m (1916ft)
Highest Point: High Seat (608m/1995ft)
Parking: Car Park near Ashness Bridge
Weather: Cloudy - Hazy
Difficulty: Moderate
Ashness Bridge - Ashness Gill - Dodd - High Seat (138) - Bleaberry Fell (139) - Falcon Crag - Ashness Bridge
Ashness Bridge and Skiddaw from the start of the climb up to High Seat. Its only a bit hazy at the moment but it soon got much worse over the next hour or so.
Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw.
Climbing up alongside Ashness Gill.
The lovely view from Dodd on the way up.
High Seat now in view.

High Seat summit cairn and Trig Col.

Still on High Seat, this time looking the other way.
The largest of the unnames tarns along the path to Bleaberry Fell. This was possibly the wettest section of the walk.
The unnamed tarn.
Bleaberry Fell summit shelter.
This view must be spectacular on a clear sunny day. One to do on a good day!
Now decending back down to Ashness Bridge (which you can just see near the trees on the left). About 5 minutes after taking this photo we saw at least 50 people in what looked like a school/college group slowly slogging their way up to Ashness Bridge. Is it really that hard to walk up from the Borrowdale road?
Ashness Bridge. Where did all the people go?