Cumbria Transportation

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Cumbria Transportation

  • Cumbria coast line

    The railway line from Barrow in Furness to Carlisle hugs the coast most of the way, and has marvellous scenery of the Lake District mountains. The whole journey take two and half hours but you can get of at any of the 25 stations , some are request stops . On the train you tell the conductor , at a request station to get on you signal driver with...

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  • The Furness Line + Cumbria Coast Line

    South Cumbria has a rail link with more major parts of the country, the Furness Line. This is from Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness and from Barrow connections can be made to head north up the Cumbria coast as far as Carlisle.From Lancaster to Barrow the railway crosses the sands of Morecambe Bay twice by viaduct, firstly at Arnside and secondly from...

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  • Great Gable & The Front Climbers...

    One thing that you Can say about Lakeland weather and that is “Changeable” !!We say, you can get 3 seasons all in one day and this walk proved to be no exception to that rule !!It pored down on the summit of Great Gable, Then faired up again but the cloud didn’t lift so that left us with poor visibility.Never-the less we found our way Safely back...

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  • Great Gable & The Front Climbers...

    As we approached the summit of Great Gable the weather started to close in – rapidly, these next shots were taken within the space of 5 minutes !!The morale is, Always be prepared for BAD weather when walking the Lakeland fells !!

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  • Great Gable & The Front Climbers...

    Climbers Traverse path, This is further down than you think !!Then continue following the path around the front of Great Gable until you get to Beck Head, from here you have several choices1) Go down the path back to Wasdale head (As in The Assent on Great Gable)2) Walk along the back Climbers Traverse to Arron Slack3) Walk up to the summit of...

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  • Great Gable & The Front Climbers...

    The Dress Circle is The place to get your Classic Photos, If you climb a little above it you get the Best view of Napes Needle, Just make sure you have plenty of film and batteries as it’s a Long way down to get more ;-)

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  • Great Gable & The Front Climbers...

    From the Gully below Napes Needle you have to choices, either you can scramble around to “The Dress Circle” or drop back down to the Front Climbers Traverse path and either continue along to Beck Head or make the easier scramble back up to “The Dress Circle” from around the next corner,The views from to “The Dress Circle” are among the Best in...

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  • Great Gable & The Front Climbers...

    Once on the Front Climbers Traverse path, simply follow it around the front of Great Gable, When you have crossed the scree bed of Great Hells Gate you will notice above you The Sphinx Rock and shortly after this Napes Needle comes into view, Napes Needle is actually before The Sphinx Rock but tucked away to the left so you need to keep an eye...

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  • Great Gable & The Front Climbers...

    From footbridge at the bottom of Great Gable continue ahead up the well defined path that angles fairly steeply across the scree beds as you head towards the Styehead pass. However before you get to the summit you need to leave this path at lower Cairn Knots Crags, This is a identifiable as the past climbs steeply up a watercourse at the side of...

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  • Great Gable & The Front Climbers...

    The first mile or so of this route is the same as The Assent on Great Gable, Start off from the Green at Wasdale Head, take the lane to the right of the Green, past St Olav’s church and through Burnthwaie farm and follow the good path along the valley bottom, but this time where the path splits you must take the left hand fork up the Scree towards...

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  • Great Gable & The Front Climbers...

    Another classic route on Great Gable is the Front Climbers Traverse, This route takes you past Napes Needle (Thread it if you like !!) and The Sphinx Rock, Arguably some of the best views in Wasdale.Again check the weather forecast, (You can view the current weather on Great Gable by checking the link below) make sure that you have the right gear,...

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  • The Accent of Great Gable 5

    From Beck Head there are 2 paths back down into Wasdale (You could also go over Kirk Fell and then down Black Sail Pass)One path leaves Beck Head fairly high up to the left and is cairned and the other more minor path follows the beck down. The former is the better path but the latter is also a good route – the choice is yours, You then regain the...

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  • The Accent of Great Gable 4

    From the Summit there are several ways down, you can return the same way that you came, take the path directly down to Beck Head or do as we did and take the path down to Arron Slack and walk the “Back Climbers Traverse” to Beck Head.From the summit take the path heading towards Green Gable, this is a minor path and ios quite rocky but is well...

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  • The Accent of Great Gable 1

    The Most dramatic mountain in Wasdale and indeed one of the most photographed mountain in the whole of Lakeland is Great gable, The following pages describe the walk to the summit from Wasdale Head, This is the shortest and quickest way up to the 2947 foot summit, Good paths mean that you don’t need any mountaineering skills, But never-the-less it...

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  • The Accent of Great Gable 3

    Behind Styhead Tarn there is a Mountain Rescue Stretcher Box, the path to the summit T’s off steeply uphill behind this box, it is a good path and is paved most of the way to the summit.Don’t forget to keep looking back as the views open up behind you

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  • The Accent of Great Gable 2

    From the Green at Wasdale Head, follow the lane passed Saint Olav’s Church (Said to be the smallest church in England) up to Burnthwaite farm, then follow the track towards Sty Head pass, the better route up follows the river and Not up the scree slope to the left, cross the river (Sty Head Beck) where Piers Ghyll flows in and make your way up the...

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  • Walk to the Top of Scawfell Pike, (1)

    The route that I am about to describe here isn't the shortest walk in but in my opinion it is the most Beautiful, Also as it involves a good days walking and is approximately an 18 mile round trip, Therefore it isn't overly popular, You will be walking alone for much or the route and will have a Real Wilderness Experience.First, Park your car in...

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  • Walk to the Top of Scawfell Pike (8)

    From Brotherillkeld Farm, follow the lane down to the main road at the bottom of Hardknott Pass, turn right here and you then have about one mile to walk back to your car.AS THIS WALK IS APPROXIMATELY 18 MILES YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST 8 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT, As you can see by my final photo on this tip we cut it a little fine and the sun set as we...

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  • Walk to the Top of Scawfell Pike (7)

    My chosen route back down was to head from the summit cairn down to Mickledoor, Turn Left here and follow the path down to Cam Spout and the upper Esk. (We chose this route to make a figure of eight walk and to get back to the car) The path is fairly good and if you loose it just follow the Beck back down, keeping it on your right until you get...

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  • Walk to the Top of Scawfell Pike (6)

    After taking in the views from the top of Broad Crag Coll, turn left and follow the path up onto the top of Scawfell Pike, You are Now standing on top of England's Highest Mountain, 3210 feet. IF you are Lucky you will be rewarded with excellent views of Wastewater and All the surrounding FellsD0 NOT ATTEMPT THIS ROUTE IN BAD WEATHER, ALWAYS BE...

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  • Walk to the Top of Scawfell Pike (5)

    The Views from the top of Broad Crag Coll are Awesome -- Straight ahead of you is Great Gable (Remembrance day service on the summit on Rememberence Sunday), with Sty Head Tarn, Then looking left is Kirk Fell, Then The Mosedale Horseshoe, and on a good day a real panorama of the central fellsD0 NOT ATTEMPT THIS ROUTE IN BAD WEATHER, ALWAYS BE...

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  • Walk to the Top of Scawfell Pike (4)

    Before you reach the top of Broad Crag Coll, The Beck swings left, Here you Don't follow the Beck but head more or less straight up to the top of the Coll, There is a path but you loose it from time to time in the scree, Don't worry if you do loose the path, just head for the top of the Coll, it is a bit loose but as long as you are careful you...

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  • Walk to the Top of Scawfell Pike (3)

    From the Samson Stones you have a choice of route, I am going to describe the less popular one as If you go this way you won't come across many other people and therefore continue your Wilderness Experience.Pass Cam Spout on your left hand side and continue up the upper Esk valley with the river Esk on your right side, Just before you come to...

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  • Walk to the Top of Scawfell Pike (2)

    After crossing Scales Bridge and admiring the waterfalls pictured, turn left and head uphill, fairly steeply at first but don't worry as the path soon levels off as you head into the wilderness of the upper Esk valley.You will be able to see Scawfell on your left with the long ridge knows as "Slightside" continue on the footpath dropping slightly...

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  • Not much public transport

    The main towns of West Cumbria have a bus and train service. Typically these run up and down the West Coast from Carlisle to Barrow. Once you get off the beaten track public transport is a little hard to come by. I would say that if you were travelling to and around cumbria having your own method of transport would be useful - i.e car. Although if...

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