18th November 2006

A first taste of Winter - The Nab to Beda Fell


Walk Overview
Time 09.15 to 14.55
Duration 5 hr 40 min
Distance 8.5 mile
Ascent 2600 ft
Walking with Jennifer and Andrew Leaney
Martindale old church - The Nab - Rest Dodd - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pike - Beda Fell - Martindale old church
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Martindale old church

This literally is a case of parking alongside the road outside the church, and although I've parked here on several occasions, I usually feel a little guilty about leaving the car here and helping to clutter such a peaceful place up with even more vehicles.


Route Map

Walking in the rain with The Nab ahead of us. Today we headed across to the Far Eastern fells, originally to do a short walk up Steel Knotts and then to see how the weather turned out. When we got there we decided to do a much longer walk so we could get up into the snow for a while. Even though we encountered some quite wintry conditions it was a great day on the fells and a first taste of winter.

The view back down to the valley. The water standing in the fields show just how much rain we've had lately.

A close up of The Bungalow. Once used as a hunting lodge the building is now hired out as holiday accommodation.

Up above the snow line now with The Bungalow and the Steel Knotts ridge behind.

The Nab summit.

Looking back towards the summit from the boggy area between The Nab and Rest Dodd.

And again from the start of the steep and today also very slippery climb up to Rest Dodd.

Sunshine at the far end of Ullswater.

Jennifer approaching Rest Dodd summit, just as the snow we'd had on the climb up was turning to hail. It was like hundreds of needles being fired at your face; painful !

Looking very dark over High Street, Grey Crag and Stony Cove Pike.

Walking down to Angle Tarn and Angletarn Pikes.

Angle Tarn taken from the first of Angletarn Pikes summits. The fells behind are (L - R) Rest Dodd, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, High Street, Grey Crag and Thornthwaite Crag.

Sunshine and snow on the High Raise / Wether Hill ridge.

A close up of Place Fell.

The wild and unfrequented head Bannerdale valley.

Wrapped up against the elements on Beda Fell summit.

Winter Crag farm.

Martindale old church.

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