Start point: Gale Road End (NY 281 253)

Gale Road End – Skiddaw Lesser Man Skiddaw Little Man Skiddaw Jenkin Hill Lonscale Fell Lonscale Pike Gale Road End

Distance: 7 miles     Total Ascent: 800 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 45 minutes     Start Time: 08:45

Weather: Hazy, in and out of cloud, 9C

Today the weather was a lot better than yesterday and the sun was trying to burn through the haze and cloud most of the morning. My original intention was to go to Blencathra but I soon changed my mind when I saw the stubborn cloud on the top and Skiddaw looked a better bet with its wispy cloud which looked as though it would disappear at some point. It was noticeable how busy all the walking areas seemed to be today too, perhaps it is an indication that winter truly is over and the promise of better weather has brought people back to the area. We were recognised on Lonscale Fell today by a couple of Striding Edge fans and it was good to stop and have a chat for a while.

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