Sunday, 23 October 2016

Buttermere - 21 October

Armed with the same "promising forecast" and a list of fells to bag we left Buttermere Village heading in the direction of Scales Force. In the hope the weather might improve later in the day we decided to leave Melbreak to the end and ploughed towards Floutern Cop and Banna Fell tops. These three had more than their share of flying insects which meant a late lunch below Hen Combe. After Hen Combe and Little Dodd we abandoned the plan to go the far end of the ridge to come back over both Melbreak summits and headed directly for the col in between them.

Mosedale has some pretty unpleasant ground on both sides of the beck but fortunately it doesn't last too long. The rain beat us to the summit of Melbreak, disappointingly. Scale Knott was an easy final fell of the day.

Towards Crummock Water

Scale Bridge

Grasmoor beyond Crummock Water

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike

Rannerdale Knotts below Whiteless Pike

Crummock Water and Newlands Fells

Sun catching Red Gill

Buttermere Valley under low clouds

Grasmoor under low clouds

Crummock Water

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