Troutbeck Tongue

Everywhere seemed a bit damp and overcast in the south Lakes this morning but Troutbeck Tongue seemed a decent bet to miss the worst of it…that shows what I know!

Troutbeck Tongue

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.

Troutbeck Tongue

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…

Troutbeck Tongue

It certainly felt like Spring had sprung today for a walk in Troutbeck Park to the relatively modest Troutbeck Tongue, a fell that I have managed to neglect for nearly 4 years. It felt like something was missing today, I can’t quite put my finger on it…

Caudale Moor

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.

Troutbeck

A fine day with some low lying cloud.