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Lord's Rake

Discussion in 'Photographic Locations' started by Learning, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    No, Lord's Rake is not as photogenic as Jack's rake, but it is an important corridor between very photogenic locations for those who do not fancy Broad Stand, where an unfortunate fall is inevitably fatal. For the last ten years or so there really has been a sword of Damocles hanging above anyone who was aware of it. 'It' has dropped. Fortuneately it didn't hit anyone as far as I know. That was lucky given the popularity of this area and the proximity to the start of the school holidays. The route still needs care, and smaller rocks may still fall. However the walking/scrambling route is now just about acceptable to family parties who can move fast, but not yet, if ever, for school parties.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-36954034
     
  2. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Good news. As very much a walker, it was my favourite scramble before.
     
  3. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    That's excellent news. I really enjoyed the experience scrambling there back in the mid '50s. We had wild camped on Esk Hause, and then went from Scafell Pike to Scafell, and back, before getting back to Easedale above Grasmere..
    Here's a link to my one snap taken there. I think there's three of our small party just visible.
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/102177471/AP/0286 Lord's Rake.jpg.
     

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