/ Which Mountain for a Good Bivvy Bag Experience? Lake District
Helvellyn was chosen for easy access and navigation, but the summit a looks featureless for a bivvy spot.
We are still up for a night walk with bivvy. I was wondering if the UKC collective could propose a better mountain top?
Sunrise or Sunset photo opportunity being on the tick list.
You can do worse than Bowfell looking into Langdale
I'd planned on bivvying on the summit of Carrock Fell as the last top in ticking off the Northern Fells. There's an Iron Age fort on the summit but I don't know how good the fort is.
That's a cracking capture Andrew, thank you for sharing.
Barely visible. More 'site of' rather than significant 'current presence of'!
The terrace with the Westmorland Cairn, just below the summit of Great Gable, with a stupendous view straight down Wasdale, takes a lot of beating.
I reckon you can't do much better than having 6 or 7 pints of ale in The Fish in Buttermere then stomping up Red Pike in a stupor before collapsing into your bag clutching another ale you've thoughtfully carried up from the pub.
I concur... It's just the waking up, early the following morning, with a face full of midges that I really object to.
Angle Tarn is a cracking spot, you could go to the top of Angle Tarn Pikes if you wanted to be at the top, and it's not too far to walrk from the pubs in Patterdale.
Don't bother with Styhead or Sprinkling Tarns, nor Blea Tarn or Small Water - all of them aren't especially scenic and suffer from far too many people (and far too many people's crap).
Well we did our Helvellyn sleep over on Friday night, real nice weather. The light from the full moon was so bright we needed shades. Here are some photos from the trip. Apart from air dampness settling atop the bags all went well. Any questions on gear used just ask.
Great pics! Looks like a fantastic bivvy :)
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