|Route taken on walk 54a (morning) by Phil G4OBK and Geoff on 10th June 2011|
|Route taken on walk 54b (afternoon) by Phil G4OBK and Geoff on 10th June 2011|
|The deforestation taking place below Grike|
We decided to split our day into two and save some energy by using Geoff's car to reach the start of the afternoon walk north of Ennerdale Water. Our morning walk was out and back the same way to the summits of Grike (LDW-177) and Crag Fell (LDW-162). From Blakeley Moss it took less than three hours to visit the summits and complete the activations. Derek 2E0MIX/P was out and we spoke to him on Harter Fell LDW-112. We also completed a contact with Steve M6MNT/P who was on Haystacks LDW-131. We went on to later meet Steve in the afternoon on Great Borne.
Deforestation was taking place on our route up to Grike. AW would have been pleased about that as he was against the forestation of the Lake District. I completed 18 WOTA contacts split between Grike and Crag Fell. before we return via our outward route, not something I like to make a habit of, always preferring a circular route when possible for variety.
|Approaching the Bowness Knott Car park|
|A scrap metal dealers delight - the summit of Great Borne LDW-127|
(Thanks Steve M6MNT for the photo)