PICTURES AND TRIP REPORTS FROM MY WALKS IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT
A regular winter walk this week. The various routes over Carrock and High Pike are hard enough to give a feeling of achievement but short enough in miles as to be do-able on a short winter day.
Moody skies as we boot up on the roadside by Stone Ends farm.
We were encouraged by the blue sky to the north but it stayed in the north all day
Tree just about hanging on by the steep path.
Sue tackles the muddy eroded gully.
Jacobs ladders, angels torches, crepuscular rays whatever you call them they are usually a feature of moody skies
At the summit of Carrock now and into the mist.
No view all the way to High Pike where the temperature has dropped markedly.
Icy view finder
The wind which had been on our backs on the climb to High Pike was now blowing full in our faces and was whipping up spindrift which was incredibly painful on the eyes. We were glad to reach Lingy hut for a break.
Dropping down from the hut to the valley.
And looking back to the mist.
We had a brief explore around the mine.
The ruins of the Wolfram mine
On the road by the Caldew heading for Swineside.
The Caldew and Coomb Height.
Walking back through Mosedale