Greenup Round

I wanted to do a decent walk today as it feels like ages since I have been on a long one…

Greenup Round

It started of brightly enough today but the clouds were soon rolling in and the wind was once again mighty cold. There was some fresh snow visible on High Crag showing just how cold it was and the going to Ullscarf from Dock Tarn was made that bit tougher by the boggy going underfoot.

Ullscarf

Ullscarf wasn’t really on the agenda today but I ended up there as I wanted a walk that would be quiet and away from the crowds and also somewhere with a stretch of water so that I could have a swim if required on such a hot day. This walk fulfilled both of these requirements and this was a decent walk despite the weather closing in on the latter half.

Greenup Horseshoe

It was yet again hazy and rather grey this morning for a walk around the Greenup skyline yet there were still some great views from these central fells. The route up to Ullscarf can only be recommended for the increasingly improving view on the way up but not the terrain which is rough, pathless and boggy. The descent from Eagle Crag though was better than the climb up I found – it’s a steep one, that!

Ullscarf

I think we timed it to perfection for this wet walk up to Ullscarf, managing to miss the worst of the weather although we did encounter a particularly vicious hailstorm! All the becks were in spate due to the amount of water that has fallen from the skies and this area remained as boggy as usual. We even managed to see the sun today!

Ullscarf

Today’s walk is a round of Ullscarf – a remote and mainly pathless area which is mainly grassland. The weather was brighter than could have been expected with the sun making the odd appearance and no rain; cloud was prevalent above 500m.

Grasmere Epic

A raw and bitterly cold day, icy wind on the tops with lots of snow.