|Route from lay-by near to Elterwater Village|
Judy (XYL), Treacle and I arrived in Southern Lakeland on Saturday July 3rd and planned to do a walk taking in two easy Wainwrights above Elterwater. The first was Loughrigg Fell, which is also a counter for SOTA (LD-047) and is LDW-211 for WOTA. We followed this up with Silver Howe LDW-202. Both fells are relatively low compared to others in the area but offer an outstanding viewpoint in all directions.
|Grasmere - lake and village from Loughrigg Fell LDW-211 on July 3rd 2010|
After losing most of the height gained on the descent and came down to the road at 340053, we circled around High Close Youth Hostel, leaving the lane just after it to make our way over Grasmere Common to the top of Silver How. Many paths cross the common here, the top of which is grass and bracken. It was a 2.5 mile walk from the top of Loughrigg Fell. We reached the summit of Silver How at 1504z. Again, only four contacts were made with Sue G1OHH in Lancaster appearing, G4ZRP and G4USW again, and finally G1KLZ/M (Doug from Ingleton) who was out in his vehicle.
|Megs Gill and Elterwater green slate quarry from the flank of Silver How LDW-202|