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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Lake District
Helvellyn Circular

9th May 2010

Leader: Karen Gibbs




If you'd like to try a walk then do come along and find out what all this Swansea Walking in the great outdoors is all about.  It won't cost you anything to come along and see if walking is for you.  If you get the bug and want to walk or stroll regularly then you can also become a member.  Just ask us about the walks we do when you join us for a Swansea Walk.





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Karen Gibbs


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Gentle walking in forest to start


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Starting to climb


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and climb


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and climb


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Then descend again with views of Thirlmere


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Too hot so stop to peel off the layers


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Level walking for a while


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Karen explains we now go up ... and up .. and up !!


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and we do !


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Steep climb up


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Weather changing


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Long way to go to get to the top


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Tim points in the direction of Helvellyn


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Still not up to the top of the first climb !


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Thirlmere below us


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Tea stop to recover


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Great views of the lake


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Rain threatening


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Will it pour?


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Seems to be clearing - clouds obscured this view for a while!


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Dry again ! Visibility still good !


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Climbing to top of Helvellyn


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Long way up


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Got there at last !


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Red Tarn in valley


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Heading for the Trig Point


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Group photo at trig (guess who had to sit on top of the trig?)


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Tim studies the map


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Ullswater in the distance


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Walking the ridge in a May snow shower !
More snow fell overnight



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Difficult descent on eroded path


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Tim re-checks the map


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Is that what we just came down from ?!


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We've just been up there


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Tea stop before more climbing


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Well ! Everyone seems happy


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Another summit (White Side) to climb


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Got to the summit!


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So now we'll go down again!


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Any more ups?


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No more ups but a long way down


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Descending at Sticks Pass


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Wonderful views again


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Very steep descent


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Getting cold and windy


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Glad to be down and out of the wind


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Great panoramas all day


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Nice spot to stop for tea (but we didn't !)


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Choice of two ways back. Which is best for tired feet?


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Could have just taken our boots off and paddled in the water!


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Took the traffic free high route back to the cars




All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2010
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