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Gummer’s How

It was a grey old day today and it remained unerringly cold so I took Connie and the dogs up to Gummer’s How at the end of the day – it didn’t turn out too badly as there was a decent sunset to make a nice backdrop to the walk.

Gummer’s How

It was cold and grey this morning with no signs of any brighter weather when we set off to Gummer’s How. There were plenty of families up there agian today enjoying the fresh air – and the invasion of cows!

Gummer’s How

It’s the first day of the Easter break and a chance for me, Connie and the boys to get out on the fells together again. We went to Gummer’s How and managed to avoid those pesky cows that reside up there these days and neatly sidestepped ‘evidence’ of their existence on the way up too!

Gummer’s How

You have to take your opportunities where you can and they have been few and far between for the past few months but it was a great feeling to be out and about up on Gummer’s How with Connie and Dougal. The weather was fairly kind to us – it was dry at least and there were some decent sunny spells. Poor old Casper was left at home with his feet up, he is not so good at all these days.

Gummer’s How

There was time for a quick sprint up to Gummer’s How for a look at the predictable (given the weather conditions) inversion over Windermere. The weather did not disappoint and there were fabulous views from there once more in the early morning sunshine.

Gummer’s How

Today’s walk is a visit to Gummer’s How which is detailed in Wainwright’s Gummer’s How chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 44. After a very wet morning, surprisingly the sun shone in the afternoon – it was just too god to miss an opportunity for this short walk.

‘Here is a fellwalk in miniature, a little beauty, with heather, a few rocks to scramble on, soft couches for repose, a classic view and a rustic Ordnance column – just like the real thing.’ – AW: ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’

Gummer’s How

It was nice to get back out on the fells after the Christmas break this lunchtime, and there was a welcome surprise with the weather – after driving through thick fog, we emerged on the Gummer’s How road to see Windermere and the southern valleys covered by cloud and another temperature inversion. We couldn’t have asked for better and of course Angus was very excited at being out once again! A great walk to blow away the cobwebs.

Gummer’s How

Yesterday we did quite a late walk, coming down in the sunset. Today we did the opposite, having a relatively early walk to Gummer’s How. The low lying roads and our house were covered under a thick blanket of freezing fog so we hoped that Gummer’s How was high enough to get above it – we weren’t disappointed! There is a noticeable difference in the colours with the low sun compared to the richer colours of the last couple of days, the early ones looking much more wintry.

Gummer’s How

Today we had a late afternoon walk up to Gummer’s How after visiting Fell Foot park at the foot of Windermere. The views were rather hazy today but with it being so late we witnessed a stunning sunset that lit up the evening sky to the west.

Gummer’s How

The thaw seems to have taken place very quickly and there was no snow around at all when we had a short walk to Gummer’s How this morning. It was overcast and dull with the mist hanging over the iciest waters but the temperature was pleasant enough and at least there was no slip-sliding around today.

Gummer’s How

The ‘old’ gang was reformed today when Connie and Angus came with Casper and I for a walk up to Gummer’s How. It was quite warm compared to the last couple of weeks and the snow has receded from most of the higher fells with only a few stubborn patches remaining on the tops. Connie always enjoys this walk and it was good to have Angus with us on the fells once more.

Gummer’s How

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.

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Weather: Dull and overcast with some sunny periods.

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Who would have believed that today would be as clear as it turned out after the prolonged and incessant rain of the previous day? It was to good an opportunity to miss for us to get out on a wonderfully clear day such as this so I even managed to get Connie to dust down her walking boots for the short but exhilarating climb to Gummer’s How.

Gummer’s How

It was very still and warm this morning for our walk up to the popular Gummer’s How. The high fells were mainly in cloud today but we had great views along the length of Windermere. The top was populated not with people today, but irritating flies – thousands of them! This meant we didn’t hang around for too long…

Gummer’s How

This one wasn’t even on the agenda when I set off today, but as I reached Newby Bridge in thick cloud I knew what the conditions would be like up above. If only I could catch it before the sun got too high, I’d have to be quick though…

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Wow, what a change in the weather today after what seems like an age of constant heavy rain. The sun was shining in an unseasonal return to summer – I almost dusted my shorts off for our walk to family favourite, Gummer’s How today!

Gummer’s How

It is school half-term once more, so it was a shorter walk today with a visit to one of our favourites, Gummer’s How. It was a typical Autumn day with it being rather cool and dull yet really quite clear with views to a distant Skiddaw. It was nice to get out early enough to have this lovely place (and views) all to ourselves – Connie and the boys certainly enjoyed it.

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The school holidays have begun and Connie and friend Maya wanted to try Geocaching today – so we did just that on Gummer’s How where there are a couple of hidden treasures. I think we timed it a bit wrong as it was sunny either side of the walk, but never mind, we enjoyed the walk anyway.

Gummer’s How

We had a short but very warm walk up onto Gummer’s How today, the distant views were once again obscured by the haze. It turned into a bit of an adventure this one – we had to get through a herd of cows, swarms of flies, find buried treasure (a geocache), find a dog lead that we had earlier put down and find a lens cap that I managed to drop on the way up…oh, and then get back through the cows. There was even evidence that this herd had summited earlier!