Height: 550 metres / 1804 feet Grid reference: NY 30358 09326 Category: The Central Fells
It was a different experience on the fells today than yesterday – the winter conditions were not as full on and it was a more sedate experience heading into Easedale in the sunshine. Out of the sun, though, it was bitterly cold with the wind on the Tarn Crag ridge making it feel even colder. Crampons were not required today but those micro spikes came in handy on the icy paths on the descent.
Today I met up with Andy Lang nice and early for a walk around Easedale and up onto High Raise, the centre of the Lake District. It was very clear this morning but the best of the sunshine was early on and once up onto High Raise the wind was icy. On the way up to Grasmere, all the stretches of water I passed were covered in a thick blanket of mist – here comes winter.