Wednesday 17th February 2010
Start point: Gummer's How Car Park (SD 390 877)
Gummer's How Car Park -
(OF) - Gummer's How Car Park
Distance: 1.2 miles
Total Ascent: 150 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour
Weather: Cold out of the sun, clear. 1oC
It is almost becoming a family tradition
for us to get up to Gummer's How during February half term and today it
was a good choice as the weather was superb. It was well worth getting
out early too, to be first at the top and witness a spectacular
inversion over Windermere. Any later and we would have missed it as it
was all but gone by 10.
All was shrouded in mist at Newby Bridge and I knew we
would get above the cloud on Gummer's How this morning. It was very cold
in the shade though, here looking from a frosty start of the walk over
Windermere to a sunnier Summer House Knott.
That's better - a bit higher up and we were in the
New snow on Black Comb.
Connie takes in the spectacular view from the slopes
of Gummer's How.
A little girl looking at a big inversion. Ulverston
and The Hoad Monument are in view at the top of the photo.
Windermere and the River Leven carpeted with a thick
cloak of mist.
It was really warm on this part of the climb so the
jacket somehow arrived in the hands of Sherpa Daddy, here approaching
the top of Gummer's How.
It was lovely and clear today looking northwards to
Fairfield and Red Screes.
Connie on the trig. column.
A 180 degree panoramic shot from Gummer's How. Select
on the image to see a larger version.
Boys and girl at the top.
The Howgills are in clear view this morning.
I can see you!
Sunshine at the summit.
Windermere and the newly snowed upon fells.
The Coniston fells.
Looking southwards the sun is already starting to burn
off the mist.
Windermere and Belle Isle.
Lonscale Fell along the great divide.
Connie has written the name of her (yours?) fave
website in the snow!
A panoramic view of Windermere. Select on the image to
see a larger version.
It looks as though Windermere is partially frozen with
a central strip of water distinct.
There is a view down to Lakeside now.
The ferries from Lakeside to Bowness and Ambleside are
back in service for the holidays.
Back at the frozen roadside looking to glorious
Gummer's How in the sunshine.
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