I managed to get a short walk in today up to Barrow, but my original plan was either Skiddaw or Blencathra. Im glad I chose a lower fell as I wouldn't have had enough time to do anything bigger. I'll save the bigger walk for tomorrow!


Date: 15th November 2011
Start Location: Braithwaite
Time Started: 13:30
Duration: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
Distance: 5.83km - 3.62 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 419m (1375ft)
Highest Point: Barrow (455m/1493ft)
Parking: Roadside west of Braithwaite
Weather: Sunny - very hazy
Difficulty: Easy
Braithwaite - Barrow - Barrow Door - High Coledale - Braithwaite
Bright blue skies and bright autumn colours in Braithwaite this afternoon. The forecast is for the same tomorrow!
Grazing sheep with Clough Head as a backdrop.
Braithwaite Lodge, the village of Braithwaite and the Skiddaw fells.
The Vale of Keswick from the start of the ascent.
Looking up Coledale to Grisedale Pike.
Catbells, of which the summit is only 4m (13ft) lower than the top of this fell.
A glorious sunny summit of Barrow, shame its hazy but you can't grumble at this weather in November! I sat up here for about 40 minutes before making my descent via Barrow Door.
Skiddaw and Blencathra from Barrow.
The sun lowering behind a magical looking Causey Pike.
It looks like the top of Causey Pike is on fire!
A view back up to Stile End.
Mist rolling in over Grisedale Pike.