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…
Height: 323 metres / 1060 feet Grid reference: NY 34023 01591 Category: The Southern Fells
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.
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!
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.