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Ascent of Baugh Fell-Tarn Rigg Hill on 2015-05-23

Climber: James Stone

Others in Party:Jet
Date:Saturday, May 23, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Baugh Fell-Tarn Rigg Hill
    Location:UK-England
    Elevation:677 m / 2224 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Tackled after the ascent of Great Shunner Fell earlier in the day. It is a fairly uninspiring hill, though improves (marginally) on getting to know it. Started from the road to Grisedale and parked the car at the highpoint. It is a question then of just heading west. It is trackless moor and bog. A wall can be followed but we trended parallel and to the north. A group of cairns appeared to our right. Typical north Yorkshire Dales with no obvious reason for the cairns being there. In days gone by some shepherds must have become bored tending their sheep and decided to indulge in some construction. A little bit later after cresting yet another false horizon a tarn, which today was of stunning blue, came into view. Jet decided to have a paddle. The ground around the tarn was very soft.

We then trended over to the wall a couple of hundred metres away. Here there was an incipient path which regularly disappeared into peaty pools. By now the gradient had relented and it became a lightly undulating route, still following the wall which took us to the top (I hesitate to call it "a summit") by a kink in the wall and a junction with another. There is no marker. 1km to the west is a further top with a trig atop. It is 2m lower so we did not go there as time was marching on.

The views are expansive. The Yorkshire 3 Peaks are clear with Whernside and Ingleborough merging. To the north Wild Boar Fell's plateau was well seen with a foreground dappled with bright blue tarns which gives this top its name. The descent was more pleasant than the ascent!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet



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