Loughrigg Fell

This morning turned into a right old palaver – firstly I set off for Helvellyn but the local weather said that east would be cloudy all day as I set off so I decided upon Coniston…

Loughrigg Fell

My only full day off in September (a month of fantastic warm sunshine) and it was dull and drizzly. Not to worry, fresh air and solitude is good whatever the weather. This was Fletchers first outing to a notable fell – Wainwright number one for him.

Loughrigg Fell

A break in the weather? Let’s hope so, it seems to have been raining endlessly for weeks and even more so further south – I think everyone could do with a bit of respite. It was May 2012 the last time I was up here…but it feels like yesterday, I had to do a double take when I checked the site!

Loughrigg Fell

I’m still on ‘tekkin it easy’ mode at the moment but I will be back on the rough stuff soon enough. This is always a delightful walk whatever the weather and today it was drizzly and overcast. That didn’t really take too much away from the walk though and it seemed unusually quiet this morning – there wasn’t a soul around anywhere.

Loughrigg Fell

The predicted Indian Summer well and truly returned today with stifling heat and not a breath of wind – not bad for the end of September! The views were hazy though but I guess you can’t have everything although the sun did threaten to burn off all the clouds and perhaps it would have done if I had hung around for long enough.

Loughrigg Fell

When it was chucking it down with rain this morning, I set off along the shore of Rydal Water expecting just to have a low level wander. Things started to brighten after a little while though so – what the heck – I went for a straight up and down visit to the summit and encountered lots of different weather fronts on the way!

Loughrigg Fell

Today there was a mixed bag of weather and it was ever brightening on Loughrigg Fell but on the high fells there was a dusting of fresh snow and seemingly snow laden clouds on them. There is still a good bit of winter to go and I don’t think it will be so long before there are snowy walks once more.

Loughrigg Fell

It was beautiful early on this morning and Connie and I managed a walk up to Loughrigg Fell. It is ever popular with families up there, especially at this time of year and today was no exception – it was great to see so many people out and about.

Loughrigg Fell

The big area of high pressure over Cumbria promised warm weather this morning and indeed it was delivered, just without any sun! It was good to get out earlier than everyone else though, and it really was lovely and peaceful up on Loughrigg Fell and around Loughrigg Tarn.

Loughrigg Fell

When I set off from home this morning it was distinctly dull and didn’t look at all promising, however once at Lowick it was like entering another world as the sun shone through and it got much colder, just like a proper autumn morning! The frost clung to the shaded slopes throughout the walk but it was pleasantly warm in the sun and the views were forever today, a great day to be on the fells.

Loughrigg Fell

Everywhere was a bit dull and dreary this morning and the drizzle was falling as I set off from Rydal for a walk up to Loughrigg Fell. This seemed to be the best bet for a bit of fine weather, but I didn’t hold out much hope…

Loughrigg Fell

It was sunny in the south this morning but the weather gradually closed in as I made my way into the centre of the Lake District. It was still warm, however, and the walk along Loughrigg Terrace is always a pleasant one whatever the weather. There was an abundance of Foxgloves up there today though they are slowly but surely being overtaken by the ever advancing bracken.

Loughrigg Fell

The snow was down to a low level this morning but conditions were pretty gloomy with a lot of low lying, menacing looking clouds around. I had a walk up to Loughrigg Fell but instead of doing a circuit, I did a straight up and down route from the cave. The conditions at the summit were pretty grim with a strong wind and plenty of cloud cover. All the photos are pretty monochromatic today, but that’s part of the beauty of seeing the Lake District at different times of the year isn’t it?

Loughrigg Fell

My preference today was for a shorter walk, although the climb to Loughrigg Fell is certainly not short on views. The skies were a bit dull with the odd glimpse of blue but it was quite still. It looks like my lens has had it too, that is why I couldn’t get a photo out of the camera on my last walk – if my memory serves me correctly I managed to drop it (again!) so today I was using a cheaper lens that I have as spare.

Loughrigg Fell

What a difference a day (or two) makes! I was at Rydal on Monday when it was absolutely miserable and raining very heavily. Today it was a return to summer with a cloudless sky and brilliantly clear views. Perfect!

Loughrigg Fell

It was very grey and murky this morning for our walk up to Loughrigg Fell from Rydal with the threat of snow ever present – there were many light flurries. This one is a lovely shorter walk, the main attraction being Rydal Water and Grasmere…which of course gives many swimming opportunities for my companion!

Loughrigg Fell

We had a walk following in Wordsworth’s footsteps today, up to that family favourite Loughrigg Fell. The clouds hung over the higher fells today whilst Loughrigg retained relative clarity. This walk was good for a swim (for some!) if not for views…