Saturday, 2 November 2019

Crinkle Crags

I'm a bit late posting this, I actually did the walk on Wed 30th October....in fact I nearly didn't bother. But it was a pleasant enough day, shame I was in clag on the very top. There was quite a bit of ice, which surprised me as there hadn't been a frost since Monday. I parked on the roadside near Rossett Bridge and headed off along the tarmac to Stool End Farm, then into Oxendale.
When I returned home I thought the photographs a bit meh...but on reflection perhaps not to bad....here's a few from the day...

It's a stiff climb out of Oxendale, but looking back the views were opening up. it was rather more overcast than the forecast.

The puddles were frozen as I passed below Red Tarn. Here I'm a little way up the path towards Great Knott, looking across towards Wetherlam in the background.

Further up, just below the 1st Crinkle, and with Gladstone Knott and Great Knott now below me. The Great Langdale valley stretching away.

The cairn on Gunson Knott (I think), low cloud on the Scafells

The l'arl tarn below Gunson Knott, the cloud has lifted compared to the last image!

I continued on to Three Tarns, the wind was bloody freezing! so I didn't hang about. The weather didn't look as if it was going to improve (although it did :-( ) so I descended by The Band.
A great view of Lingmoor Fell...I was thinking I would probably have been better going up there!

Just inside the Intake Wall the sun really made an appearance...so I snapped this view of Langdale.
Only really half a day,  and not what I'd planned when I left home.
The Strava track can be found here should anyone wish to see my route.

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