Height: 500 metres / 1640 feet Grid reference: NY 34752 09233 Category: The Eastern Fells
Start point: Grasmere (NY 339 082)
Grasmere – Alcock Tarn – Greenhead Gill – Stone Arthur – Grasmere
Distance: 3.2 miles Total Ascent: 525 metres Time Taken: 2 hours
Weather: Light drizzle at first, clearing. 3ºC
In complete contrast to the end of last week and the weekend, it was a drizzly start this morning for a walk up to Alcock Tarn and Stone Arthur. There is nothing we can do about the weather though and we have to accept whatever is thrown at us…but it would have been nice for the cold, calm and clear days to continue for a little while. The forecast shows a significant snow ‘event’ this week so hopefully it will all change for the good once more.
Start point: Rydal (NY 365 062)
Distance: 10.5 miles Total Ascent: 1180 metres Time Taken: 5 hours
Weather: Clear at lower level, tops in mist. 4oC.
It was lovely and clear first thing this morning for a walk of the Fairfield Horseshoe with which I added a slight detour out to Stone Arthur above Grasmere. It was interesting to watch the weather almost constantly changing with clouds forming in the valleys before they lifted as I reached the top of Fairfield. The descent of Hart Crag and Dove Crag was done in very wintry mist with a covering of snow on these higher fells. By the time we got through that, the high cloud had come in to dull conditions somewhat and make it feel even cooler out of the sunshine.
Start point: Ambleside – Rydal Road Car Park (NY 376 046)
Ambleside – Rydal Park – Nab Scar (118) – Heron Pike (119) – Rydal Fell (120) – Stone Arthur (121) – Great Rigg (122) – Fairfield – Hart Crag (123) – Dove Crag (124) – High Pike (Scandale) (125) – Low Pike (126) – High Sweden Bridge – Ambleside
Weather: Very warm, mainly overcast.
After a short lay off, it was good to get back out on the fells today with a classic round – The Fairfield Horseshoe. The weather looked promising but the haze never lifted although it was lovely and warm
From the car park at Ambleside, I followed the A591 to the delightful Rydal Park and walked through here to Rydal Mount.