The weather turned out much better than I
expected today. Driving through the Lake District early the early
morning fog, I knew this was inversion weather - Coniston, Windermere,
the Vale of Grasmere, St John's in the Vale and the Vale of Keswick were
all covered by a thick carpet of mist but I only made up my mind where
to walk at the very last minute. It was a good decision too I think as
the mist lifted as the sun rose and covered many of the fell tops. I
never saw another soul today!
First sight of Skiddaw over the inversion and colourful trees.
Panoramic Derwent Water inversion.
Blencathra across the sea of fog.
The view from higher up and the Vale of Keswick is
immersed under the
The cloud cap on Blencathra is beautifully lit up by the rising
Looking across to the sun rising over Coledale.
Sunrise over Bleaberry Fell.
Beautiful colours in the sunshine.
Catbells ahead from Skelgill Bank.
On Skelgill Bank in the sunshine.
The whole of the Vale of Keswick is under cloud this morning.
The summit of Catbells.
A 360 degree view from the summit of Catbells.
Dougal takes a look into Borrowdale, heading for Hause
Swinside and Dodd, Bassenthwaite Lake under mist.
Misty trees below.
Colours and Keswick.
Houses in the mist.
A view into Borrowdale from the climb to Maiden Moor, Castle Crag to
The sunrise has cleared the bulk of the mist from
Derwent Water now.
Panoramic Derwent Water.
Looking back to Catbells from the climb to Maiden
The view across the Newlands Valley.
Hindscarth and Robinson from the summit of Maiden Moor.
Dougal and Casper on High Spy.
Looking towards Great Gable over Dale Head Tarn.
Casper and the Newlands Valley.
Beyond the central ridge, Helvellyn is under a thick blanket of
On the summit of Dale Head and the wind was absolutely
freezing up here. First time this season for the winter jacket and