It was a gorgeous day today, too good to miss out on a walk when the opportunity arose. I really fancied having a swim somewhere and Beacon Fell ticked all the right boxes for that along with the views of course. Although it was sunny and warm, autumn is quickly catching us now and the fells are turning a beautiful golden colour which was enhanced by the sunshine today.
Firstly, regarding Monday’s walk, I was shocked to see that a canoeist had been killed on the River Crake that day. We were watching them between Lowick Bridge and Spark Bridge on the rapid and swollen river prior to the final photo on the walk page, which is timed at 2.15pm on the data file. The unfortunate accident occurred at 3pm, not too long after we left.
Today’s walk was a bit of a non-starter for Connie. She wanted to check that the treasure tin we hid back in October on the top of Beacon Fell was still there, but the wind was far too strong and bitter for her to continue all the way to the top. Reluctantly Louise, Connie and Angus turned back half way whilst Casper and I checked out the summit. These photos are to show that it is not always sunny and clear in the Lake District, as the walks in the run up to Christmas and the 2007 retrospective may have suggested!
It was nice to be out for the first walk of 2007 up on Beacon Fell today – the last week or so has not been great for weather so we have stuck to low level ones and the highest we have been is up to Stickle Pike with the the whole walk being completely in mist. Connie was spurred on by the thought of the hidden treasure tin once again; this ensures Beacon Fell remains a firm favourite with her!