Wednesday 30 December 2020
Monday 28 December 2020
Friday 25 December 2020
Thursday 5 November 2020
Yesterday was the last day of relative freedom...and a great weather forecast saw me parked at Grasmere. Nothing special in route choice just an easy amble up to Silver How and on the lumpy ridge to High Close and a quick ascent of Loughrigg. I didn't linger....to many folk for me! Here's a few images from the day.
Don't Let 'em grind ya down!
Friday 9 October 2020
Tuesday 29 September 2020
As the title, I was back in the Coniston Fells today. My quest to ascend all the 2000' Wainwrights this year completely cocked up by Covid 19 (and the government restrictions placed upon us!) I have lost the impetus I had for the task....so it was back to Torver and a circuit of Goatswater. It was as is so often the case with me a late start, I didn't leave the car until almost noon. Here's some images from the day, on this occasion without captions.
Tuesday 4 August 2020
Thursday 30 July 2020
Saturday 11 July 2020
|Looking back across Dubhow Crag to Sheffield Pike and the Dodds. Shortly after this I met the last people I saw until at Side Farm this morning.
|I expected to see a few tents here at Angletarn but there was only 1..its there for the eagle eyed.
|On towards Satura Crag, the first target of the day directly above the gateway Rest Dodd.
|One of the lesser visited summits I'd say. Rest Dodd is a little bit off the main paths. A great view to the North, a little bit of Ullswater in the distance.
|There's a fair bit of descent and re-ascent to The Knott...the boggy ground between the two meant the end of my dry feet as well. High Street (on the right) looked a lot more inviting in the evening sun than it had on Thursday.
|Rampsgill Head was next, it didn't take long. I took a beeline from the Knott "helped" by a savage wind. this is the view South dominated by High Street (on the right) and Harter Fell (on the left)
|There was no hanging about, I jogged across to Kidsty Pike. The sun had disappeared for a while and the temperature had dropped...out came the windshirt.
The weather to the East looks better!
|If my feet were'nt wet before, they certainly were by the time I arrived here on Wether Hill.
Is this the top? it's as close as makes any difference...any stones to make a cairn up here have no doubt sunk into the morass.
|I found a half decent spot, adjacent to the old shepherd huts. The Tramplite shelter looks quite well pitched in this image (not bad for a first attempt)...but the ground was tussocky so it was never going to be the best.
|All packed up and underway for 6am #leavenotrace...you can't tell but my suitcase is actually inside my pack! 😉
|Down the contouring path under Brownthwaite Crag. The early light just catching The Nab and the head of Bannerdale.
|From Matindale I picked up the shore path back towards Patterdale. The sun only briefly made an appearance as here on the other side of the lake at Glencoynedale. Its a while since I've been on the shore path....quite a bit of up and down!
|Almost at Patterdale, a good view of St Sunday Crag.
|I walked on through Rooking, Crookabeck and Beckstones, then back across the valley to the car.
A great little trip.