Aira Force and Gowbarrow trail from High Cascades Car Park

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By euant on 01/09/19 at 10:02am

Hills walked:
Gowbarrow Fell (HuMP and Tump)
Gowbarrow Fell (Wainwright summit) (Wainwright, Birkett, Clem, Fellranger, and Synge)
Date started:26/08/2019
Distance:7.8 km or 4.9 miles
Ascent:97m or 318ft
Descent:97m or 318ft
Start OSGB:NY406288
Time taken:1:14

Took the opportunity on the Bank Holiday Monday to do the Aira Force and Gowbarrow trail, as I'd never done it before.

As it was a bank holiday, the car parks and roads were absolutely heaving, but there were a few free spots in the High Cascades car park, which is actually nearer to the start of the trail up Gowbarrow anyway - most people seem to gravitate to the car park at the bottom to use the loos and cafe :lol:

The path was clear and as well maintained as you'd expect from such a tourist trap. I did try to find the path to Green Hill as described in the walk but there was no obvious sign of a path at the top of Gowbarrow and I didn't see anything joining the trail t the bottom either. Perhaps that's one for another day...

Weather in the morning was a bit grey and blowy, but luckily it cleared up to some lovely sunshine just as I was driving across and it held that way for the rest of the day.

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