Start point: Birks Bridge, Duddon Valley (SD 235 992)
Harter Fell from Birks Bridge
Distance: 4.9 miles Total Ascent: 477 metres Time Taken: 2 hours Start Time: 09:30
Clear Temperature 3 ℃ Felt like 0 ℃ Wind Speed 8.6 mi/h Wind Direction NNW
It was the calm before the storm weather-wise today with it being cold, crisp and settled for one day only. I managed to get out for a walk to Harter Fell in the Duddon Valley, I know this offers some of the finest views of the Scafells and today did not disappoint. I felt sure I would be alone today in this remote fell at the head of a hidden valley – it didn’t quite turn out that way in the end but the day was enjoyable nevertheless.
On the top the conditions were baltic with a cold northerly wind blowing which meant we didn’t hang around for too long but I did manage to shelter from the wind and enjoy lunch looking across to the Scafells. Today I was with both furry companions as Dougal had an outing alongside Fletcher.