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2008 06 20 - Wether Hill and Loadpot Hill via Steel Knotts.

I started from Howtown, parking by the side of the road just beyond the cattle grid in front of Hallin Fell. The skies were cloudy all day but there were also long periods of sunshine and only a couple  of brief spasms of rain. The first part of the walk over Steel Knotts was thoroughly enjoyable but the stroll over the flat, grassy tops of Wether Hill and Loadpot Hill proved to be a little uninspiring.


The initial climb up Steel End


 Ullswater from Steel Knotts


Hallin Fell from Steel Knotts






 Looking along Steel Knotts to Pikeawassa


Pikeawassa looking towards Ullswater


Pikeawassa looking towards Blencathra


Gowk Hill and The Nab from Steel Knotts


Cotton Grass with Gowk Hill behind


Crags beneath Loadpot Hill


Rampsgill Head and Rest Dodd from Gowk Hill


Wether Hill summit looking towards Skiddaw and Blencathra in the distance


And the summit again with Fairfield in the distance


 Towards Loadpot Hill


Wether Hill from the Lowther House remains


Loadpot Hill Summit


Loadpot Hill trig point


Looking across Fusedale from the descent of Loadpot Hill


Hallin Fell


Footbridge across Fusedale Beck


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