Whoap and Lank Rigg

30 December 2014

A pleasant winter's day provided an opportunity to pick up another couple of Wainwright summits from the north-west of the district, and an isolated geocache.

George and Lottie spy out of the route. Ahead is Lank Rigg, but our route will curve round to the left and onto Whoap (far left of picture) before crossing the col onto Lank Rigg.

On Whoap in geocaching mode

Looking back down the valley of Whoap Beck

And in the other direction to the higher fells beyond Ennerdale Water with Grasmoor behind them.

On Whoap

Crossing from Whoap to Lank Rigg, looking down Whoap Beck

On one of the summits of Lank Rigg

And on the southern summit of Lank Rigg

Heading back into the valley of Whoap Beck

The Moon over Whoap

Lottie trying to summon up the courage to cross the beck

Not the most thrilling of scenery underfoot but good weather and good distant views made it a pleasant walk.

Total distance 9.6 km and 500 metres of ascent in 3 hours 23 mins (including the geocaching diversion)



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