Blawith Knott

The weather was quite strange this afternoon, it really warmed up and the sun was shining so I made use of it to have a quick walk up to Blawith Knott. When I arrived it was 19°C and the walk was completed in shirt sleeves – it was a real throw back to summer.

Blawith Knott

The weather was surprisingly good this afternoon – it felt windy at valley level, yet up on the fells not so bad! This is a lovely little walk, another of our favourites and not a soul to be seen around here.

Firstly, a few shots taken of Friday from Castlerigg Stone Circle…

Blawith Knott

I know, I know – we have not been getting out much recently, the main reason being I have a new job and that is taking up all my time at the moment; never fear, normal service will be resumed soon enough. Tonight we managed a quick evening walk up to Blawith Knott – it seemed a shame not to use the warm weather and the good news about Casper is that the incurable seemingly is (partly) curable, so he can once again join us at least on the smaller walks for now.

Firstly a holiday snap – we were in Provence in July taking in a bit of the Tour de France. We managed to see the Ventoux stage and this photo was taken two days later at the start in Vasion la Romaine. Nice to get so close to the Sky team…

Blawith Knott & Tottlebank Height

It was another warm and muggy morning and there was a bit of rain around but it eventually cleared and was quite sunny for a period. We took this opportunity to head for Blawith Knott but the sun didn’t last the distance with the cloud catching us in the end.

Blawith Knott

I just managed a quick walk up to Blawith Knott today, one of my favourite lesser heights. It was lovely up there with a warm, summery breeze and the birdsong of Meadow Pipits for company. I love it up there.

Blawith Knott

After a busy week or two, I finally made it back onto the fells to try and catch some of the good weather. It was actually a bit colder than I expected today with the breeze but I still managed the walk in t-shirt and shorts and you can’t beat that for a feeling of freedom.

Blawith Fells

The weather was completely odd in the south west Lakes this morning – when I set off it was cold and clear with an inversion over Coniston Water but I was soon overtaken by higher level cloud which was constantly clearing then dropping down again. At one point it started raining as well and you couldn’t tell what it would be like from one minute to the next. It was good to get out on a walk today though – it is Casper’s 7th birthday today, so Happy Birthday to him!

Blawith Knott

This must be about as far south and as far away in the Lake District as I could get from my last walk up to Binsey. The truth is I didn’t expect to get out anywhere at all this week but there is a lull in the shop preparations in Keswick as they are screeding the floor and we can’t get near today. That made today’s walk all the better and I always find Blawith Knott a good shorter walk.

The Keswick shop open this weekend so if you are in the area, please call in and see us – we will all be there including Dougal and Casper and it would be great to have a chat.

Blawith Knott

It was really quite warm and sunny today, perhaps this is the real start of Spring? Everything seems to be beginning to bud and all the daffodils around are in full flower – anyway, it was good to get some fresh air and not have to bother about keeping dry for a change.

Blawith Knott

It was a pleasant autumn afternoon for a stroll along to Blawith Knott and Tottlebank Height with the showing itself at intervals. These fells seemed to be on the line between the sunny and bright weather to the south and west and darker, more ominous looking weather to the north and east. It was to see that Angus Tarn was full again, you may remember that when we visited in July it was completely dry. I also managed to visit a ‘Great Slab’ and ‘Sharp Edge’ today, amazing what you can find on these smaller fells!

Blawith Knott

Today we had a short walk up to Blawith Knott which lies above the Woodland valley and we were joined by our friends Roger and Ann Hiley along with their dogs Harry and Bethan. The weather was none too promising when we set off as the rain was quite heavy, but thankfully it cleared and the walk was completed in a mixture of bright sunshine and frequent showers.

Blawith Knott

It was a lovely afternoon for a short walk to the ever delightful Blawith Knott and Tottlebank Height. It felt like summer was here once more and it was a joy to walk over this way today. Of course we took in the previously self-named Angus Tarn where Casper naturally stopped for a cooling dip, although it is rapidly disappearing to take on its dried up summer status (see the route map as it has been officially named by the StridingEdge mapping service!).

Blawith Knott

The southern Lakes had it good today looking at the weather further north. Furness and the surrounding fells basked in sunshine whilst the higher fells still looked decidedly wintry and we had a pleasant and enjoyable stroll across this largely unknown and often ignored area.

Blawith Knott

It was the first time we have had any sunshine for ages today, but it appeared only on the very edge of the Lake District. Looking further north it still looked a bit grim, so we had a walk to the pleasant outliers of Blawith Knott and Tottlebank Height. The camera maladies of earlier in the week are all sorted out now, so it’s business as usual!

Blawith Knott

It has been bucketing down with rain for the last 24 hours in the South Lakes, but we managed to find a clear hour for a short walk up to Blawith Knott. The autumn brown bracken and coppery colours are obvious now and make a change from the uniform green of summer. Anyone up on the Coniston fells today would have had a mixed day of weather as I could see the clouds constantly lift and then close in on them from this great viewpoint.

Blawith Knott

The overnight rain cleared this morning and the sun eventually turned up for our walk up to Blawith Knott and Tottlebank Height. It was a lovely morning for Casper’s first fell walk (of many?) and Connie’s final one of the Easter holiday’s before returning to school.

Blawith Knott

It was grey and overcast yet again this afternoon for our short walk over Wainwright Outlying fell Blawith Knott. The heavy clouds threatened rain which thankfully didn’t materialise and we had an enjoyable walk with David and Daniel, who are holidaying in the area this week.

Blawith Knott

Today we had a family outing to the virtually unfrequented Blawith Knott which lies between Broughton-in-Furness and Torver. This is another fell that is small in stature and is easy going, yet offers magnificent views to the Coniston fells.

This walk follows the one described in Wainwright’s Blawith Knott chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 108.

Blawith Knott

Today’s walk visits the little frequented Woodland Valley which lies between the Duddon Estuary and Coniston. It was grey and overcast with no views to the high fells; at least the temperature is getting warmer – it felt like Spring today.

This walk follows the one described in Wainwright’s Blawith Knott chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 108.

Blawith Knott and Burney

Two more short walks this morning to keep away from the crowds and the threatened bad weather. As it turned out, the weather wasn’t too bad with sunny intervals. The walks followed were the Blawith Knott and Burney chapters in Wainwright’s ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’.