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Offline Roger W

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Summit visible from Keswick
« on: August 05, 2018, 09:41:34 pm »
It's nothing to do with caving - but I have been trying to identify a summit visible from the window of a flat we have stayed at in Keswick for a couple of times.  The skyline looking south is rather broken up by a collection of roofs and chimneys, but this fell stands out clearly at about 5 degrees due east of south.

Anybody know what it is?

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 10:31:05 pm »
Walla Crag?

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 10:37:11 pm »
Have you tried using peak finder? www.peakfinder.org

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 10:40:04 pm »
Walla crag fits the described position (if it was Castle crag then it has Millican Dalton's cave, but that's much further from town).

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 10:06:51 am »
Could be Walla, but I suspect it's Castle Head.
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 11:28:15 am »
Yes, Walla is the skyline beyond (Castle Head being different to Castle Crag).

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 07:06:57 pm »
We were staying in Hewetson Court, just by the Co-op, and I thought that Walla Crag would have been more to the east, somewhere in line with St John's church spire (just visible at far left from our window).   Here's another shot, with the fell in question circled in red.  Are you still agreed on Walla Crag?
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 07:24:47 pm »
Definitely not Walla Crag

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 07:28:41 pm »
No Roger, pretty certain it's Castle Head.
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 07:38:27 pm »
No Roger, pretty certain it's Castle Head.

Pretty sure it's something way down into Borrowdale (edit: but prob not Castle Crag as I don't think that would stand clear of the hills behind when viewed from Keswick?) . Compare it to this image, I'd say it is something on the far horizon



 

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 08:06:51 pm »
Here's another, clearer shot from 2016.  Taken using my Fuji S4080 at full telephoto (30x zoom).  As Martin says, it's right on the skyline - nothing behind it.  Castle Head at 162 metres should be much closer and have Bleaberry Fell (590 metres) behind it.  Castle Crag is right down in the Jaws of Borrowdale and shouldn't appear on the skyline at all from Keswick.
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 08:51:22 pm »
Mmm. Intriguing! Maybe Ether Knott, although that maybe rather more round to the south. I'm back there next week - I'll have a look.
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 06:56:18 am »
Falcon Crag?

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 07:36:40 am »
Falcon Crag?
Maybe, but I think that's too far to the east.
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 08:10:51 am »
Mmm. Intriguing! Maybe Ether Knott, although that maybe rather more round to the south. I'm back there next week - I'll have a look.

Take some binoculars, Tony.  It's only a pimple on the horizon to the naked eye!
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2018, 09:36:05 am »
I guess the difficulty will be trying to get the altitude for the same line of sight. I doubt if it's visible from the Co-Op at ground level. Our place is more towards the lake.
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2018, 12:35:28 pm »
I think Tony was right to suggest Ether Knott. In Rodger's second photo you can also see Glaramara to the right and Great End (just). These two peaks are better seen in martinr's photo which also shows Castle Crag lower down just beyond the rooftops.

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2018, 01:47:04 pm »
A fell-running, Keswick-residing mate of mine reckons it's Joppelty How, above Watendlath

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2018, 03:15:09 pm »
A fell-running, Keswick-residing mate of mine reckons it's Joppelty How, above Watendlath
Just looked on the OS map. Yep, that's certainly a likely candidate.
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2018, 05:08:24 pm »
A fell-running, Keswick-residing mate of mine reckons it's Joppelty How, above Watendlath
Just looked on the OS map. Yep, that's certainly a likely candidate.
If you're back there next week, I'd also recommend his cafe Fellpack on Lake Road which does some mighty tasty grub. They'll probably tell you the best way to climb it too...

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2018, 07:35:30 pm »
Has nobody else tried Google Earth or similar?  If this is the same peak, it's just to the north of Watendlath (probably Joppelty How, but not named by Google).

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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2018, 07:44:01 pm »
A fell-running, Keswick-residing mate of mine reckons it's Joppelty How, above Watendlath
Just looked on the OS map. Yep, that's certainly a likely candidate.
If you're back there next week, I'd also recommend his cafe Fellpack on Lake Road which does some mighty tasty grub. They'll probably tell you the best way to climb it too...
That's a coincidence Spike! Some of our Keswick neighbours were recommending that very place & we were intending to go for a meal there next week.

Finding good places to eat can be surprisingly difficult in Keswick; so many places only serve your boring old pub-type grub. Good ones often don't stay good when they change staff, which they seem to do very regularly. The Dog and Gun's legendary goulash is pretty poor these days.
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2018, 08:00:24 pm »
Oh dear!  I was hoping that some knowledgeable person would take one look at my photo and say "Ah yes! I recognize that unmistakable outline!  It's ...."

But if you are feeling hungry in Keswick I can recommend the 'Kingfisher.'  Excellent sized portions, delicious fish and chips, and you shouldn't miss their Cumberland sausage.

Having said that, they were recommending the Fellpack  at the Convention back in July.  Never got round to trying it, though.
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Re: Summit visible from Keswick
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2018, 08:44:09 pm »
Fish & chips? Can't beat The Old Keswickian!

Trouble is Roger, there are lots of pointy bit sticking up thereabouts, and they all look different depending from where you happen to be seeing them from.
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