Lake District Walks
Date: 16th October 2007
Distance: 3.4 miles
Ascent: 864 feet
Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Start Grid Ref: NY207244
A simple there and back again walk up on to Whinlatter starting from the main Whinlatter Forest Park Centre.
Route Summary: Whinlatter Forest Centre - Comb Plantation - Whinlatter - Brown How - Whinlatter - Comb Plantation - Whinlatter Forest Centre.
1. The sun breaks through over Derwent Water
2. Broom Fell from Whinlatter
3. On the summit of Whinlatter
4. Lisa looking towards Broom Fell
6. Whinlatter from Brown How
7. Lisa on Brown How with Lord's Seat in the distance
8. Grisedale Pike
Walk Detail: The last time I had been near the Whinlatter Forest Centre it was having got lost on the way down from Lord’s Seat. This time navigation could not have been simpler and this walk was designed as a fairly short walk to ease Lisa back in to walking, this being her first walk since giving birth to Rhiannon 3 months earlier.
The walk allowed me to have a good look at the northern ridge of Grisedale Pike, a peak I'd have loved to have been climbing but was not yet confident my knee would be up to it. It was also really nice to get out with Lisa again and we both enjoyed having the time together on what was our first fell walk together since Cronkley Fell back in February.
The views were restricted to the Grisedale Fells to the south and the rest of the Whinlatter group to the west and north but I still enjoyed what there was on offer, I also liked the look of the Aikin Valley up to Lord’s Seat. A very simple walk and well worthwhile if you only have a couple of hours to spare.