Height: 487 metres / 1598 feet Grid reference: NY 40370 05267 Category: The Far Eastern Fells
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…
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..