20.5.2009 Hallin Fell to Glenridding via Loadpot Hill, Kidsty Pike, Rest Dodd, The Nab and Beda Fell

The night in my tent has not been wet - the tent was tight, the pitch was on a little bump. However: the stormy wind accompanying numerous showers was so noisy, that I nearly could not sleep. Not a good start for a big walk. The weather in the morning was wet with frequent though not too heavy showers and poor visibility.

St. Martinīs church with Steel Knotts to its left and Winter Crag behind the dale to its right. In the distance, The Nab.

Sandwick and a small spot of sunshine behind Ullswater.

Hallin Fell from the slopes to Steel Knotts. There was a nice little path over Birkie knott behind Lanty Tarn.

Poor visibility down Ullswater

The Nab from the Steel Knotts ridge. Incoming shwoer over the High fells behind.

A first sunny spell on Loadpot Hill.

The rain is approaching due to the strong southwesterly wind

Panoramic view from near Pikewassa, the highest point on the Steel Knotts ridge, when the rain is just pausing for a short while. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

On the ridge to Loadpot Hill

The path to the summit cairn was a little bit wet - to say the least ...

Back now heading for Wether Hill, High Raise, Kidsty Pike and Rampsgill Head, along the roman road.

A short sunny spell, the last for just a while. Now it continued raining so the camera stayed inside the bag.

Looking down Ramps Gill from Rampsgill Head.

Looking to Rest Dodd from The Knott.

Northern panoramic view from The Knott. The visibility gradually improves, the rain has stopped. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

Descending now to head for Rest Dodd

Small panorama of the peaty puddles between The Knott and Rest Dodd. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

Looking back over Ramps Gill to Wether Hill ( I suppose)

Hugh clouds over Grey Crag.

The cairn on Rest Dodd. Here I took a short lunch rest (to make it live up to its name). Much better visibility now, and the rain has completely stopped.

A glimpse on Angle Tarn, with Harter Fell and Fairfield in the distance (I suppose)

The Nab - a peaty section

Tussock hopping ...

From The Nab, I dropped down the steep slope to the head of Bannerdale to reascend Beda Fell.

View back to The Nab.

The Beda Fell ridge. At that time, after 13 Waiwright fells climbed that day, I decided that I needed a bed to sleep in. I would not stand a second noisy and sleepless night in a tent, and I was - hungry! So I walked down to Patterdale via Boredale hause to try my luck in the Youth Hostel - occupied by a school group. A nice barkeeper in The White Lion Inn (occupied) then arranged a b&b in Glenridding for me - another mile to walk, but a warm and dry room in The Beech House, with a housewife that dried my boots and my trousers, and an excellent English Breakfast next day.