A lovely walk up to Bleaberry Fell from Ashness Bridge.
Date: 10th September 2016 Distance: 7.4km (4.6 Miles) Parking: National Trust Car Park
Start Location: Ashness Bridge Ascent (m/ft): 498m (1634ft) Weather:

Mostly Cloudy

Time Started: 10:15 Highest Point: Bleaberry Fell (590m/1936ft) Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3 Hours 36 Minutes        
Route: Ashness Bridge - Falcon Crag - Bleaberry Fell (590m/1936ft) - Falcon Crag - Ashness Bridge

A beautiful view of Skiddaw through the trees by Ashness Bridge.

A moment of peace at Ashness Bridge - rare moments indeed!

Views opening out to the North West as we gain height. The three prominent peaks are Catbells, Causey Pike and Grisedale Pike.

Wide open views over Derwent Water.

Looking back down to Ashness Bridge.

Looking south into Borrowdale.

A panoramic shot over Derwent Water. Click for larger version.

North to Bassenthwaite Lake. No views of Scotland today due to the haze.

Maiden Moor across the southern end of Derwent Water.

Nor up on the more level terrain behind Walla Crag and the view opens up over the Vale of Keswick.


Walla Crag.

Heading around the top of Cat Gill.

Lovely views down to Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite Lake.

Bleaberry Fell ahead.

Blencathra to the north east.

Clough Head.

Skiddaw toughing the cloud behind Walla Crag.

And zooming in, you can see lots of people on the summit of Walla Crag.

Bleaberry Fell.

Great Gable.

The north western fells.

Looking over the lower cairn to Bassenthwaite Lake.

High Seat from Bleaberry Fell.

The Helvellyn range from Bleaberry Fell.


The summit shelter on Bleaberry Fell.

Grisedale Pike.


And as if by magic on the descent some of the cloud broke up and blue skies were above us.

A panorama from just below Bleaberry Fell summit. Click for larger version.

Skiddaw from the descent of Bleaberry Fell.

Feels like summer walking again in this warmth.

Spectacular Blencathra.

Sunlit fells. Click for larger version.

The path down to Walla Crag.

Back at the top of Cat Gill and what a change from a short while ago. Lovely view!

The stunning Vale of Keswick with Skiddaw standing proud.

Fantastic end to a great walk.