PICTURES AND TRIP REPORTS FROM MY WALKS IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT
The forecasted spell of high pressure meant fells were in pristine condition so we had a ride up to Elterwater for a walk on probably my favourite little fell and maybe even a night out under the stars.
Robin posing as we passed through Elterwater.
Looking back over the slate quarry to Chapel Stile.
You soon get great views over the Silver How ridge to Fairfield and Helvellyn
Wetherlam, Great Carrs, Little Carrs and Wet Side Edge from the cairn at 343M
The Great wall of Lingmoor leads all the way to the summit. Pike O' Blisco, Crinkle Crags and Bowfell in a line left to right in the background
The only downside to the day was that Sue was at home ill so I didn't climb right to the summit of Lingmoor as I had promised that I wouldn't get ahead of her in our Wainwright bagging quest.
I have not been down to Lingmoor Tarn for years so today we paid it a visit.
The Langdale Pikes behind the tarn
After elevenses by the tarn we climbed up to rejoin the main path..
To our surprise the high fells now had a cloud cap.
Looking down to Blea Tarn.
The Lingmoor wall leading to the top from Side Pike
Blea Tarn was like a mirror today and it was no surprise to see several photographers happily snapping away.
I left the decision on wether I would camp un till we reached the turning for Elterwater. But I decided to go for it and set off for Great Intake ( seen here behind the rather bemused looking sheep). Anne Lynn and Roger said their goodbye's and said they would think of me as they were sat in the nice warm cafe.
The setting sun starts to catch the fells as I make my way up past Low Hall Garth climbing hut.
The upper reaches of the Fairfield Horseshoe catch the sun.
As do the Langdale Pikes.
Great Intake is not a high fell but it's a stiff climb from the valley. I got my tent up just before dark and settled down for what turned out to be a rather less freezing night than I had feared and as it was a very still night I slept very well and didn't wake till around 8.30
All the low lying country to the south was covered in cloud
Looking down past my tent to the Langdales.
I just happened to be looking in the right direction as the sun popped out of the cloud..
Now the fells were lit by the morning sun. Pike O' Blisco
Great Intake and Wetherlam.
The Langdale Pikes.
and Great Rigg and Fairfield
I climbed right to the top of Great Intake for a look down at a frozen Little Langdale
Mist over Ambleside and Windermere
The view eastwards from Betsy Crag quarry.
Great Intake from near Slater Bridge
The sheep were being led down the fields as I passed. Busk Pike is the distinctive crag in the background.
Still misty over Windermere and Ambleside.
Back where I started