Thursday 29 November 2012

Greenburn Horseshoe

This Greenburn Horseshoe started from Tilbirthwaite Gill
High Tilbirthwaite from the path above the gill
Dry Cove Bottom with Wetherlam behind
On the ridge of Wetherlam Edge
Scafells, Crinkles and Bowfell from Wetherlam
East from Swirl How
Scafells from Great Carrs
Wet Side Edge with Greenburn in the shade
The head of Greenburn from Wet Side Edge

Sunday 18 November 2012

Rsf ride to Brockhole

The rest of the party had started from Ashes Lane, but I had parked in Staveley and met the others at Wilfs cafe. After a chat over coffee/hot chocolate etc and a bit of final route planning we set off. The cycle path beside the A591 made for easy progress as we headed west before taking the Moor Howe Road.
The top of  Moor Howe Road looking to the Langdale Fells
Photo stop on Dubbs Lane, a superb Rough Stuff lane
Regrouping at Applethwaite Quarry, the head of Troutbeck in
the background. We headed down into the valley thro Limefitt Park
Lunch break in the gardens at Brockhole
Having crossed the double bridges near  Thickholme we were reduced
to a push up the steep wet track
Due to the short hours of daylight we called it a day after the Thickholme bridleway and made our way back to Wilfs cafe over the Moor Howe Road. After another brew said my goodbyes to the others as they rode back to Ashes Lane

Thursday 15 November 2012

Grasmere Circuit

Todays walk was a circuit of Grasmere,  the lake not the village, it would be wrong to say a circuit of Grasmere lake cos that would be like saying lake lake! Anyway not many folk about, on what can be a busy ramble. The mist was right down and gave an eiree light, the mist did start to disperse at about 3 o'clock, just in time for it to start going dark!

Sunday 4 November 2012

Dubbs Road

The Head of Troutbeck

An afternoon stroll up the Dubbs Road (which is only a track). The western arm of the Kentmere Horseshoe looking superb in the sun. We returned to the car on Longmire Lane, making a neat loop. A bit of snow on the tops always improves the view, perhaps this is the start of a snowy winter?

Thursday 1 November 2012

First Snow in the Lakes

First snow in the Lakes today, Fairfield Horseshoe from the slopes
of Latterbarrow