Thursday 6th January 2011
Start point: Grasmere (NY 336
Silver How -
- Easedale Tarn - Easedale - Grasmere
Distance: 6.3 miles
Total Ascent: 562 metres
Time Taken: 3 hours 15 minutes
Start Time: 08:30
Weather: Rain at first then clearing.
This wasn't where I intended to go today
but in the northern half of the Lakes, over Dunmail Raise it was raining
heavily and continued to do so all morning. Back at Grasmere it was also
raining when I set off but it soon cleared with the clouds swirling on
and off the high fells leaving behind a fresh carpet of snow on them.
The backdrop to today's walk was the sound of the hunt - the horn, the
shouts and the dogs. I think Dougal and Casper quite fancied joining in!
Early Silver How across Grasmere.
Misty Grasmere - taken from the opposite side to the first photo.
Looking back along the path from the climb to Kelbarrow.
Sunrise over Loughrigg Fell.
The mist is clinging over Rydal Water and to the side of Loughrigg.
Helm Crag from the Silver How ridge.
Casper and Dougal on Silver How.
Grasmere and Rydal Water.
Low lying mist in the valleys below.
The Langdale Pikes appear across Lang How Tarn from thick cloud with
a fresh covering of snow
Looking back to Silver How.
Looking down on Great Langdale.
Wetherlam and the Tilberthwaite Fells also have new snow, Lingmoor
Fell between me and them.
Pike o' Blisco dwarfs Side Pike.
The weather is constantly changing, from sun to cloud.
A close up on the Langdales - that's the last I saw of them today.
Great Castle How.
Crinkle Crags at the head of Oxendale with rising cloud from Great
Great Carrs in sunshine.
The icy climb.
Heading for Blea Rigg.
Wetherlam from the un named tarn below Blea Rigg.
All sorts going on here, looking down from Blea Rigg.
The frozen summit of Blea Rigg.
Looking the other way, the Langdales have disappeared
in the cloud.
Which way Dougal? Heading down to Easedale Tarn.
Easedale Tarn reflections.
Tarn Crag reflected.
Tarn Crag and Easedale Tarn panoramic.
Blue skies and sunshine - for now - descending into Easedale.
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