Height: 515 metres / 1690 feet Grid reference: NY 28922 16512 Category: The Central Fells
It seemed brighter in the south of the lakes this morning but it was remarkably still throughout the lakes. Windermere was mirror finished, quite an unusual occurrence for such a large body of water, so of course I had to stop for a photo or two on the way past. The trudge along the central ridge that I walked today was the usual, predictably squelchy affair despite the dry weather of late.
On the way past Windermere this morning…
This was another place I haven’t been to for a while, up to the much derided Armboth Fell and then along the central ridge before descending to Raven Crag. Armboth Fell is not a summit as such, being no more than a rock plinth on a hummock in a particularly boggy area. I must say on a day such as this though, the going was easy and the views all round were superb and it turned out to be a pleasant early summer walk.
More almost perfect conditions again today. The walk started with a few camera maladies – try as I might, I could not get my ‘best’ camera to work so I had to revert to number 2. I spent an annoying 20 minutes or so messing around with it before I admitted defeat, it would have to wait until I got home to consult the user guide. That apart, it was a lovely walk – superb conditions, no wind with only the haze coming down to spoil that a little bit. Just me and Casper again today, I don’t think Angus can handle this heat, haircut or no haircut.
The snow has virtually disappeared and the blue skies of last week have gone again. The warm front brought with it rain and general dreariness – not wonderful conditions for a walk, but at least we got some fresh air for our walk up to the central band of fells along the High Tove – Ullscarf ridge. These fells are renowned for their wetness and general bogginess at the best of times, so you can imagine what conditions were like today!