Riggindale Round

Start point: Mardale Head (NY 469 107)

Mardale Head – Blea Water – Caspel Gate – Long Stile – High Street – Straits of Riggindale – Rampsgill Head Kidsty Pike – Kidsty Howes – The Rigg – Mardale Head

Distance: 6.2 miles     Total Ascent: 735 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours     Start Time: 07:00

Weather: Overcast and cold. 11C

The sunshine and optimism of an early start soon disappeared this morning with the bulk of fells being covered in cloud. I walked a round of Riggindale waiting for the summer to make a reappearance but was disappointed that it never happened, I was ready for it too with my shorts on…and of course my hat and gloves! No sign of the Golden Eagle today either although I did have a good look.

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