Fusedale Round

It started off fairly bright this morning but that soon changed once I was up onto Steel Knotts. Looking up to the High Street ridge, the clouds came down on it and I thought I was in for a day in the clag – fortunately it lifted before I got there but the breeze made it surprisingly cold today.

Fusedale Round

It has been a long time since I was over this way – in fact it seems like a long time since I have been over any way! However, needs must and I was glad to get out today even though I would have preferred the sunshine of yesterday. Normally I find this sort of terrain easy going and I thought I managed to do the walk surprisingly quickly as I felt a little unfit and was puffing and panting a bit on the climb up to Wether Hill. I must get out more to keep my fitness levels up…

Hallin Fell

It’s half-term this week (again? already?!), so I took Connie, her friend Maya and the dogs (of course!) for a trip on the Ullswater Steamers for a short walk up to Hallin Fell. We just hit it right with the weather, with the rain coming in by the time we got back to Glenridding at the end. If you ever see someone loaded down with a rucksack + 2 more pink rucksacks + camera + two excitable dogs + two children…that will be me! They won’t do their own carrying these young girls you know…

Fusedale Circuit

Today’s walk was a round of remote Fusedale on the eastern side of Ullswater. It was a steep pull onto the High Street ridge from Steel Knotts, but once on the top, the going is easy and I followed the old Roman Road for part of the route. Although it was warm today, it remained overcast virtually throughout with the odd sunny moment and a heavy shower towards the end.