Height: 447 metres / 1467 feet Grid reference: NY 22077 21925
A heat wave was predicted for today and continuing over the weekend – well, it was indeed pretty warm but there was plenty of cloud cover around all morning with it only clearing (predictably) when I reached the end of the walk. It was a pleasant round though, not too warm and I was out early enough to miss most of the crowds that were sure to be out later.
Today I had a shorter walk in the north, further afield than my usual shorter walks but as I was in the area on business, it seemed a shame not to combine the two. The weather was poor compared to the preceding two days, but needs must! This one is for Fred, he loved it up here and we talked about the area often.
It was certainly a day of two halves today – the ascent to Grisedale Pike was done under dull skies with an increasingly cold wind that lasted until the descent of Sail when the skies ahead suddenly started clearing to reveal blue skies and sunshine. It wasn’t quite what we had last week, but I wasn’t complaining – it could have been much worse.