Blengdale Horseshoe

I knew this would be a long one today so hopefully I would time it right to use the daylight to best advantage. The going over Stockdale Moor is a bit of a trudge to say the least and it seems to go on forever – the highlight was coming over Seatallan to the sunset, it was just fantastic.

Greendale Round

It was a fantastic return to summer weather today with sunshine, blue skies and with the added bonus of being unexpectedly warm. Today I joined up with Skip, Smoky and fell running legend Joss Naylor for a memorable walk around Greendale.

Buckbarrow

It looked promising enough when I drove into Wasdale this morning but the cloud never completely lifted from the high fells whilst I was there. Buckbarrow though was mostly in the sunshine and there was fresh snow evident on the high fells from what I could see. I found a different and interesting route down from the top too…

Greendale Round

Today was the day of the StridingEdge.net summer 2010 walk around Greendale. I chose a date earlier than usual to try and capture some ‘guaranteed’ decent weather for it, however that didn’t quite materialise! That aside, it was an enjoyable walk with great company and it was good to be able to chat to followers of the site. Up on Buckbarrow, the icing on the cake was bumping into the legendary Joss Naylor who was taking his dogs for a stroll!

Buckbarrow

Today I had a short walk up to Buckbarrow from Greendale. It was quite warm and there was the occasional but brief sunny spell. The wind was really strong on the top and I could hardly hold the camera steady at times. Before the walk I got talking to Jos Naylor, the fell running legend (the ‘King of the Fells’) who lives in these parts. He has a working dog that is part Beardie, showing the widespread use of the breed in the Lake District as sheepdogs. It was fantastic to meet the great man so it was only fitting that I should visit his cairn today too. I think old Jos had his eye on Casper to use as a working dog on the fells…

Buckbarrow

I was expecting the forecast rain today, so was grateful that it actually turned out warm and sunny although it was quite hazy. I haven’t been up to Buckbarrow for ages and I have never been there in decent weather so it made a nice change to get up there when it was fine. I didn’t go much beyond the summit but did strike out north to the interesting cairn that can be seen from all around.

Seatallan

Today’s walk is to some of the unfashionable fells overlooking Wast Water; Buckbarrow, Seatallan and Middle Fell. When I completed this round last year, it was teeming with rain and I really wanted to do theses fells in nice, clear weather. However….