Gowbarrow Fell

Today’s walk was up to Gowbarrow Fell via Aira Force. This popular area was deserted when I left the car park but by the time I got back it was absolutely mobbed at the falls with plenty of coach parties taking the tour. Up on the tops of course there was no one – far from the madding crowd with relatively little effort.

Gowbarrow Fell

The weatherman said the wind and rain would get worse throughout the morning, so I had to be quick to try and beat it today. I put in a lung busting effort to get to the top of Gowbarrow Fell just before the heavens really opened and managed to catch the best part of the day.

Gowbarrow Fell

The brief winter wonderland interlude is over and it seems to have returned to dull and damp weather. It was raining as I set off this morning for a boggy walk over Gowbarrow Park and beyond, but thankfully that soon let up. There was just a little celebration taking place today too…

Gowbarrow Fell

The weather has returned to dull and wet this week and today’s walk was a circuit of Gowbarrow Park taking in Aira Force waterfall. The heavens opened when I was up on Green Hill, backed by a strong wind so I was glad to get down to the relative shelter of High Force. Ten minutes later and I think I would have missed the views altogether.