Helm Crag

The weather wasn’t too great again this morning, in fact the sky was leaden but it was perfectly still. Most of the higher (and the lower!) tops were lost in mist but we didn’t fare too badly up on the Helm Crag ridge.

Helm Crag

The weather was changeable today with showers blowing across Grasmere and the colours certainly look more autumnal now. The walk up Greenburn and up to the Helm Crag ridge was quite easy going if a bit boggy underfoot in places, but I think that’s par for the course around here. Today I was joined by Ken, an old friend.

Greenburn Round

Today was another day when I ended up doing a walk that I had not planned – I was off to the western fells but it was bucketing down with rain over that way and I could see it was brighter to the north east, so that was good enough for me. I think I was lucky to finish this walk relatively dry too as the rain came in as I reached valley level.

High Raise

Today’s walk was from Grasmere with a circuit of Greenburn, also taking in High Raise and Sergeant Man. There was lots of snow about today with mini-blizzards on the higher sections of High Raise and Sergeant Man.

Jack’s Rake

Today was a choice of walk for 14 year old James; as he’s wanted to climb Jack’s Rake (sorry Angus, not a walk for dogs!) and Helm Crag (commonly known as ‘The Lion and the Lamb’) for a while, we killed two birds with one stone today and did a long round from Grasmere. The weather started somewhat dull but by the time we reached Easedale Tarn, the sun shone and it turned into a glorious day with memorable, superb views from our lunch stop on High Raise.

The Lion & The Lamb

Today’s walk is a circuit of Grasmere Common, taking in the ever popular Easedale Tarn and the high point of High Raise.

The Langdale Pikes

This is it – the first walk posted on StridingEdge.net (actual posting date was 31st January 2004 when the idea was made into reality!)