May Day Weekend – Irton Pike   8 comments

Something a little more relaxed and easy paced after the exertions of the previous day in the high mountains. Irton Pike was a popular spot a couple of years ago so we decided to repeat that – after another leisurely morning of indecision.

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The walk across the pastures at Flass is one of my favourite spots.

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The view across the huge green meadow studded with trees is wonderful.

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Another bright and dry day albeit with less sunshine than the previous day.

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Latterbarrow Crag always looks impressive but its on private land with plenty of warning signs to keep out. One day I’ll trespass up there….

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After the steep climb to Irton Fell we bade farewell to keener members of the group off to Illgill Head and Mitredale while we tured and headed down down the ridge towards Irton Pike.

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Its a very impressive, small, rocky and steep sided peak with expansive views out to the coast.

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As is our want we stopped for a long while for brews, lunch and in some cases a snooze.

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We took a long way back via the pub in Santon Bridge for a cheeky pint and back along the River Irt although I don’t seem to have taken any photos after Irton Pike. Trust me it was fine walk, beer and evening back at the campsite with more camp fire fun.

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8 responses to “May Day Weekend – Irton Pike

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  1. A very pleasant day, as always. And I still owe you a beer!

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    beatingthebounds
  2. I can well understand why it is a favourite.

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  3. A good spot for a walk around a bank holiday when the crowds are up at the head of Wasdale

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  4. New area for me down there.

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