Blengdale Horseshoe

I knew this would be a long one today so hopefully I would time it right to use the daylight to best advantage. The going over Stockdale Moor is a bit of a trudge to say the least and it seems to go on forever – the highlight was coming over Seatallan to the sunset, it was just fantastic.

Greendale Round

It was a fantastic return to summer weather today with sunshine, blue skies and with the added bonus of being unexpectedly warm. Today I joined up with Skip, Smoky and fell running legend Joss Naylor for a memorable walk around Greendale.

Greendale Round

What a beautiful morning it was and although quite hazy down below it did look as though it would be clear higher up and I wasn’t disappointed. The haze layer seemed to roll across from the east during the walk so I think it was a good idea to get out early. Nice to bump into StridingEdge fan David up on Middle Fell today too.

Greendale Round

Today was the day of the StridingEdge.net summer 2010 walk around Greendale. I chose a date earlier than usual to try and capture some ‘guaranteed’ decent weather for it, however that didn’t quite materialise! That aside, it was an enjoyable walk with great company and it was good to be able to chat to followers of the site. Up on Buckbarrow, the icing on the cake was bumping into the legendary Joss Naylor who was taking his dogs for a stroll!

Haycock

The glorious weather continued today and it ended up being really warm once the breeze died down a bit. This was a walk made up as I went along – I knew I wanted to go to Scoat Tarn as I have walked around it but never been down to it, and to Haycock as I haven’t been there for a while. It ended up as a sort of skinny figure of eight on the map and there seemed to be a lot of ups and downs on this walk and there were certainly no paths to follow for the traverse around to Scoat Tarn.

Blengdale Horseshoe

It turned out to be great weather today and it felt very spring like at times, although the wind was cold on the tops. I completed a walk around Blengdale climbing to Caw Fell by the little visited Stockdale Moor, an interesting way to go just to find out exactly what ‘Sampson’s Bratfull’, marked on the map, was! It was very clear today allowing widespread views as far as Scotland and over to the Isle of Man.

Greendale Round

It was another cold and clear day today – if possible, it was better than yesterday as there was no wind to chill the bones. This was a lovely round with stunning views and the fells were ours alone for the entire walk.

Seatallan

Today’s walk is to some of the unfashionable fells overlooking Wast Water; Buckbarrow, Seatallan and Middle Fell. When I completed this round last year, it was teeming with rain and I really wanted to do theses fells in nice, clear weather. However….