Bethecar Moor

It may be May (!) but it doesn’t particularly feel like it, the shorts and tee shirt are still not in evidence yet. Dougal (and Casper) have gone for it though having lost their winter coats ready for the long hot summer ahead. It was just me and Dougal again today for a jaunt along the east side of Coniston Water up on Bethecar Moor, a fairly relaxed walk with some great views.

East of Coniston

Regular viewers will remember the last time we visited these fells on the eastern shore of Coniston Water, for it was here that Angus had a disappearance for an hour or two! Oh, how I wish the weather was the same but it was a bit damp and dreary up there today, so no views to speak of. At least Angus was safe this time.

East of Coniston

It started out as just a nice, short walk today – Angus had other plans though, see below for further details! Superb views from a lovely, heathery ridge today although the going was fairly tough along the mainly pathless tussocky and boggy ridge.

Top o’ Selside

It was cold and misty on the drive up to the east side of Coniston. Would it be cold enough at valley level to create a temperature inversion, where the cloud remains at a very low level and you can climb above it to clear skies? Well let’s see….

Top o’ Selside

Weather: Bright at first turning to drizzle.