Latterbarrow

We have been away for a couple of weeks to sunnier climes so today was the day to spring the two heroes from holidays at the kennels. We kept the walk short and sweet to suit young Fletcher and it was really quite warm up there today. It was hard to believe how much Fletcher has grown over the last couple of weeks whilst Dougal seems to have shrunk due to another summer haircut!

Latterbarrow

On this, the shortest day of the year, it was surprisingly mild at a heady 9C. Normally we would be in the depths of winter and have a bit of snow around. Of course it is still there on the higher tops, it was just that I couldn’t see it today. There were some interesting conditions to be observed from lowly Latterbarrow though with the low lying mist hanging in the valleys and across Windermere.

Latterbarrow

It was another superb morning this morning so Connie and I had a walk to Latterbarrow above Hawkshead. We stopped at a few places on the journey and all the waters were frozen including Windermere which had a good covering of ice. The smaller waters, Esthwaite and Tarn Hows are still completely frozen and the high fells look to have a fresh covering of snow.

Latterbarrow

It was warm today and really Spring-like, so much so that I only wore a t-shirt (and trousers of course!) for a quick jaunt up to Latterbarrow where the views were as good as ever from this lowly fell which seems to be surrounded by the higher ones. As we head out of winter, I am on a mission now to get into lightweight gear as I am fed up with carting round all my existing heavy stuff. First on the list today was a new rucksack, so it is out with the old 30 litre North Face one and in with an OMM 20 litre Adventure Light. That just means I have to get more compact gear to fit in it now…

Latterbarrow

It wasn’t a fantastic day for views or photos, but that is how it is sometimes. The clouds were down and earlier there was heavy snow in Bowness and it could clearly be seen on the high fells. It was certainly wintery on lowly Latterbarrow with a very cold wind, which meant no hanging around as we were trying to dodge the worst of the weather.

Latterbarrow

Another clear day today and long may it last. We had a short walk up to Wainwright Outlying fell Latterbarrow, the one with the large obelisk on the top overlooking Hawkshead. It was lovely up there today and of course we worked up a fine appetite for (the essential) lunch in Hawkshead!

Latterbarrow

Yet again it was cold and clear this morning, but I only had time for a short walk today. The mist was hanging over Coniston Water and the Crake Valley with pockets of cloud in some of the smaller valleys – I couldn’t resist driving up the east side of Coniston Water for these first few photos.

Latterbarrow

Where to today Connie?

‘The fell with the biggest column in the world!’.

That’ll be Latterbarrow then!

Not much in the way of views today though unfortunately – at least it was a bit cooler today – shame about the clouds.

Latterbarrow

It was lovely and sunny again this morning after a mixed weekend which once again saw snow fall on the high fells. Latterbarrow, above Hawkshead, gives great panoramic views in such clear conditions and makes an ideal walk for children.

Latterbarrow

This morning I took Connie and Angy up to Latterbarrow above Hawkshead. After a grey and drizzly start to the morning, the skies surprisingly turned blue if somewhat breezy. Latterbarrow is a great and easily accessible little fell which offers superb views of higher ground.

Latterbarrow

It was a lovely clear morning this morning so we had a family trek up to another great viewpoint with small stature, Latterbarrow which is situated just outside Hawkshead. The large obelisk on the summit of Latterbarrow is clearly visible from Hawkshead and it makes an inviting target. As we walked, the snow clouds gathered overhead and gave us a few flurries.

Latterbarrow is described in Wainwright’s Latterbarrow chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 84.

Latterbarrow

A short walk this morning to Latterbarrow from Colthouse close to Hawkshead. This walk follows Wainwright’s Latterbarrow chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 84. The large obelisk on the summit of Latterbarrow is clearly visible from Hawkshead.