There was a chance of a quick walk with the boys to Blawith Knott on this Good Friday afternoon…
Height: 248 metres / 814 feet Grid reference: SD 26076 88392 Category: The Outlying Fells
I know, I know – we have not been getting out much recently, the main reason being I have a new job and that is taking up all my time at the moment; never fear, normal service will be resumed soon enough. Tonight we managed a quick evening walk up to Blawith Knott – it seemed a shame not to use the warm weather and the good news about Casper is that the incurable seemingly is (partly) curable, so he can once again join us at least on the smaller walks for now.
Firstly a holiday snap – we were in Provence in July taking in a bit of the Tour de France. We managed to see the Ventoux stage and this photo was taken two days later at the start in Vasion la Romaine. Nice to get so close to the Sky team…
The weather was completely odd in the south west Lakes this morning – when I set off it was cold and clear with an inversion over Coniston Water but I was soon overtaken by higher level cloud which was constantly clearing then dropping down again. At one point it started raining as well and you couldn’t tell what it would be like from one minute to the next. It was good to get out on a walk today though – it is Casper’s 7th birthday today, so Happy Birthday to him!
This must be about as far south and as far away in the Lake District as I could get from my last walk up to Binsey. The truth is I didn’t expect to get out anywhere at all this week but there is a lull in the shop preparations in Keswick as they are screeding the floor and we can’t get near today. That made today’s walk all the better and I always find Blawith Knott a good shorter walk.
The Keswick shop open this weekend so if you are in the area, please call in and see us – we will all be there including Dougal and Casper and it would be great to have a chat.
It was a pleasant autumn afternoon for a stroll along to Blawith Knott and Tottlebank Height with the showing itself at intervals. These fells seemed to be on the line between the sunny and bright weather to the south and west and darker, more ominous looking weather to the north and east. It was to see that Angus Tarn was full again, you may remember that when we visited in July it was completely dry. I also managed to visit a ‘Great Slab’ and ‘Sharp Edge’ today, amazing what you can find on these smaller fells!
Today we had a short walk up to Blawith Knott which lies above the Woodland valley and we were joined by our friends Roger and Ann Hiley along with their dogs Harry and Bethan. The weather was none too promising when we set off as the rain was quite heavy, but thankfully it cleared and the walk was completed in a mixture of bright sunshine and frequent showers.
It was a lovely afternoon for a short walk to the ever delightful Blawith Knott and Tottlebank Height. It felt like summer was here once more and it was a joy to walk over this way today. Of course we took in the previously self-named Angus Tarn where Casper naturally stopped for a cooling dip, although it is rapidly disappearing to take on its dried up summer status (see the route map as it has been officially named by the StridingEdge mapping service!).
It was lovely and sunny today for a short walk up to one of our favourite areas around Woodland up to Blawith Knott. It was the sort of day for a slow, lazy walk and a lie on the grass in the sunshine in this little piece of heaven. The heather is blooming at the moment and the views to the higher fells were clear.
It was the first time we have had any sunshine for ages today, but it appeared only on the very edge of the Lake District. Looking further north it still looked a bit grim, so we had a walk to the pleasant outliers of Blawith Knott and Tottlebank Height. The camera maladies of earlier in the week are all sorted out now, so it’s business as usual!
It has been bucketing down with rain for the last 24 hours in the South Lakes, but we managed to find a clear hour for a short walk up to Blawith Knott. The autumn brown bracken and coppery colours are obvious now and make a change from the uniform green of summer. Anyone up on the Coniston fells today would have had a mixed day of weather as I could see the clouds constantly lift and then close in on them from this great viewpoint.