Height: 484 metres / 1588 feet Grid reference: NY 39417 04173
More cold weather today and it was sunny around the fringes of the Lake District but many of the higher tops were shrouded in cloud; cloud that looked heavily snow laden. Even lowly Wansfell had a good few snow flurries blowing across whilst I was up there but in between there were some decent views.
It took me a while to decide where to walk this morning, I visited Coniston and Langdale before deciding to have a look to the east where it all seemed much brighter. After struggling up The Struggle in full winter conditions and with the snow still falling heavily, I decided to head back down the Kirkstone Pass before it became impassable…
I think Wansfell was a good choice this morning as it was clear over there whereas some of the higher fells to the north and east seemed to be under a good bit of cloud. There was a great inversion over Windermere and Ambleside and there were good views of it from up there and a lovely sunrise to boot!
As I headed towards Bowness alongside Windermere I could see the mist was hanging over the lake as so often happens on these cooler mornings and Coniston was similarly attired under mist too when I passed it earlier. I headed up to Wansfell under glorious sunshine for a great view of the lake and wasn’t disappointed – it was beautiful up there this morning, very quiet and tranquil.
I ended up in a similar area to the walk I did earlier in the week, starting from Troutbeck up to Wansfell. It is a good little walk this and the views from lowly Wansfell are good. The weather turned out much better than I expected as it was raining with a really low cloud base at home – even Gummer’s How was not visible today when I went past. I know someone who wasn’t bothered what the weather did today though…
Once again I called off a planned longer walk today; if anything it was even wilder than yesterday. I headed for Wansfell Pike above Ambleside, somewhere that appeared to be out of the clouds at least. Once past Stockghyll Force and onto the open fellside, the wind was ferocious, so it was up and down at full pace with no hanging around. Needless to say, it was quiet up there today!
It was another overcast morning with plenty of showers to accompany us on a walk up to Wansfell and Wansfell Pike from Troutbeck. There is a great view along the length of Windermere from Wansfell and it is well worth a visit. Looking south, it was a lot brighter – here’s hoping some summer weather returns soon!
The morning started off sunny and bright, right until I reached Ambleside when the clouds came in and it wasn’t long before the heavens opened. That’s the way it stayed right through this walk, the highlight being Stockghyll Force; the rest of the walk saw no views. I think Angus was wishing for his hair back on top of Wansfell Pike as it was decidedly chilly. There was me thinking it would soon be summer when I had his hair cut..