The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
Birks is on Ordnance Survey Maps:
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Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Birks
Adrian Howard walked up on July 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] Patterdale
Andrew Johnson climbed on January 21st, 2020 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] Ted [weather] Cleared to blue skies at some points, snow and ice on top - Tracked down Zena the lost husky and returned her to her owner.
Kevin Foster bagged on November 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] Henry. [weather] Grey skies (visibility good below 2000 feet) freezing hill mist above 2000 feet. - Approach via Arnison Crag. Then steep slog alongside the ruined wall leading up the hillside at Trough Head. Small summit cairn to the left once the ridge was reached. Cloud lifted enough to reveal great view of Ullswater northwards and the approach to St Sunday Crag (the next rise along is in uncairned but is the true summit of Birks).
Jill Dean hiked on October 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Grez & dexter [weather] Fine - Stayed at queens head
Richard Beardsley summited on September 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] Route C211 starting from Patterdale. [with] Gillian. [weather] Clear, fine and a mostly sunny day. - Parked car at Patterdale car park, (£4.50 all day). Commenced walk at 0945hrs. Route too Arnison Crag and Birks was straight forward. Decided to divert SW from Birks and summit Saint Sunday Crag along a well defined path that climbed steeply to its top. Once completed we retraced back to Birks and continued with route C211 back to the car park. Arrived back at 1500hrs. Thoroughly enjoyable day.
John Tippins conquered on March 30th, 2018 [from/via/route] Started at Patterdale hotel car park, via Arnison Crag. Go4awalk c211 [with] Solo [weather] Dull day, high cloud and good visibility. Some snow on the journey to the start but rest of the day snow-free. Clouds cleared later in the day to reveal a bit of sun. - Did it again on 25.10.2018
Liz Sheerin scaled on June 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] Neil
Andrew Peate walked up on July 21st, 2018 [from/via/route] On descent from St Sunday Crag
Craig Steeland climbed on June 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Patterdale Hotel car park [with] Sue [weather] Sunny, blue, cloudless and hot.
Michael Nolan bagged on May 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] sleet gales mist...not so sure that 'only unsuitable clothing ' rather than bad weather is always true [weather] just awful! - still enjoyed it!
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