Black Fell

There has been lots of ‘weather’ around all week – rain, wind, hail – you name it. This morning didn’t seem so different when I set off in full waterproofs but I thought it didn’t turn out so bad in the end really…

Black Fell

There has been little chance for me to get out on the fells over this last couple of weeks but today there was an opportunity but the weather forecast seemed to scupper any plans I had. Today’s mission was to beat the forecast rain, hail, thunder…

Black Fell

I didn’t think we would see any clear skies today, it was blowing a gale all night and most of the morning with frequent heavy showers. Everywhere was wet underfoot as you might imagine and once out of shelter the wind was still quite strong but thankfully it blew all the rain clouds far away.

Black Crag

The rather glamorous weather from last week has gone for now; the snow has all but melted and the blue sky is just a memory and left behind is a more typical December day – a bit grey and dull. I had time for a short walk up to Black Fell and it felt warmer than the temperature gauge said thankfully.

Black Fell

It was really quite mild, still and warm this morning though the sky was for the most part leaden with the sun occasionally trying to shine through. The views were through general haziness and Casper has found a return to puppydom with his latest sleek hairstyle.

Black Fell

It really put some rain down last night and everywhere was very wet. This morning’s walk up to Black Fell was done in showery weather but I think we probably caught it right as we managed to dodge the worst of them. I think Angus was wondering where all the people and dogs had gone from last weeks walk to Helvellyn and it seemed as if he was expecting everyone to turn up again!

Black Fell

This morning it was as windy as yesterday, similar to conditions all over the country I expect. Today’s walk was relatively low to try and keep out of the worst of the weather. The track we used to get to Black Fell is relatively sheltered so that was not so bad; once out onto the open fellside, however, it was a different story as we were battered by the constant wind and returned in driving rain.

Black Fell

There were dull, grey skies this morning and all views from the fells were obliterated by the clouds. All was peace and tranquillity at Tarn Hows, that well known and often visited beauty spot, when I arrived first thing. The silence was deafening and there wasn’t even an Angus-bark to break it!

Black Fell

It was a bit grim this morning, so we decided on an outing to the popular tourist destination of Tarn Hows. Connie was in good spirits so we extended it to take in Black Fell, a great achievement for a 4 year old. Back at the ranch, Angus continues his recuperation and looked longingly as we left..

Holme Fell

Today’s walk takes in the lower fells of Yewdale – Holme Fell and Black Crag. Holme Fell offers great views of the Coniston range whist Black Crag gives a fine panorama of distant fells.