Gummer’s How

Wow, what a change in the weather today after what seems like an age of constant heavy rain. The sun was shining in an unseasonal return to summer – I almost dusted my shorts off for our walk to family favourite, Gummer’s How today!

Gummer’s How

It was very still and warm this morning for our walk up to the popular Gummer’s How. The high fells were mainly in cloud today but we had great views along the length of Windermere. The top was populated not with people today, but irritating flies – thousands of them! This meant we didn’t hang around for too long…

Gummer’s How

Today’s walk is a visit to Gummer’s How which is detailed in Wainwright’s Gummer’s How chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 44. After a very wet morning, surprisingly the sun shone in the afternoon – it was just too god to miss an opportunity for this short walk.

‘Here is a fellwalk in miniature, a little beauty, with heather, a few rocks to scramble on, soft couches for repose, a classic view and a rustic Ordnance column – just like the real thing.’ – AW: ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’

Gummer’s How

Weather: Dull and overcast with some sunny periods.