It was a superb evening as we set off up the track past "The Bell"...and into the shade...
|As we gained height up the "Tourist" path the views started to open up, its very familiar ground but remains a favourite.|
|The path passes through several areas of slate quarrying, workplaces of some of my Great uncles and Uncles.|
|Having stopped at Low Water to fill our bladders/bottles we were soon on the summit. Greeted by a chilly North wind we were quick to get the shelters up.|
|We found a couple of good pitches, although getting pegs in was a challenge! But we expected that!|
|Ian getting to grips with his Gatewood Tarp, it was interesting to compare it with my Deschutes.|
|Watching the sunset, we could just make out the Galloway coastline.|
|All the pictures in this post were taken with my Sony phone....And this is rather grainy!|
Looking East towards Windermere, and a just past full moon
|After a decent nights sleep, with barely a breeze the sunrise was nothing special. The lakes all had a blanket of mist over them.|
|The early sun starting to light up my tarp as I packed up. Ian was to be at work for 9am so we had to get going.|
|We descended over easy ground to Bursting Stone quarry (I've always known it as "Brossan Stane")|
Once below the quarry the old road made for easy progress down to the Walna Scar Road and then back to the cars.
|Reflections of the Old Man in the huge car park puddle.|
It had been a good overnight trip, probably the best time to be on the Lakes hills at this time of year