Jen and I could hardly have picked a better week to be in the Lake District last week! Although we had to contend with mist and cloud on occasions, the weather was stunning for much of it the time. I’m going to let the photos tell most of the story this time.
Our first full day was the one where the clouds never fully left the scene. We did the Dale Head round, which is one of my favourites in the Lake District, but Jen never quite got the views that I’d promised!
Late on the following morning around Buttermere, we had the most spectacular scenery of the entire week – and this view of the reflections from High Crag scarcely does it justice.
Our walk that day started late. Further up, a light mist had settled across the landscape, and I haven’t yet worked out to compensate for this photographically – but the mountains still looked magnificent.
I’m sure I’ve done Red Pike before but I’d certainly forgotten how amazing the views are, despite the mist. Nevertheless the entire descent from top to bottom was dreadful – it’ll have to be another route down next time!
We were based at the Black Sail youth hostel for Thursday and Friday nights, and our best day’s walking was on the Friday. We did some peaks neither of us had done before: Pillar, Scoat Fell, Steeple and Haycock. The clouds prevented obtaining great photos – but it was a most rewarding walk.
Our final walk, on the Saturday, was on Grasmoor – just out of the main tourist area but a very rewarding climb. I particularly enjoyed this view of Dale Head and the Newlands Valley.