Height: 364 metres / 1194 feet Grid reference: NY 42233 06384 Category: The Far Eastern Fells
Wow, what a difference today in the weather as it really was unseasonably warm and it was great to see the sunshine once more. All the paths around here still seemed very wet though after the recent heavy rains and the return leg past the old slate bridge was a rather squelchy affair to say the least.
It is not often you start the climb to a fell with a big descent but I did today for a walk to Troutbeck Tongue, starting from the Kirkstone Pass road. It was an interesting descent and pretty boggy underfoot until the climb of The Tongue itself. Once on the summit, there was cause for a little celebration as you will see…
The heavens had opened when I set off this morning for the climb up to Caudale Moor on the eastern side of Kirkstone Pass. There were no views and it was quite miserable until I descended to Troutbeck where the sun came out – and of course shone on the places I had just been! This was a boggy affair due to the amount of rain and coupled with one or two tricky river crossings, it made for a very damp day.