Wednesday 24th August - Half an hour late into Grasmere by bus we started up the path by Sourmilk Gill in drizzle. In waterproofs by the time we reached Easedale Tarn and in cloud by the time we got to the top of Blea Crag. A short stop for lunch and then as we resumed our walk along the ridge ......... as if by magic the steep cliff of Harrison Stickle appeared through the mist.
This is what makes it all worth while as soon the view down to Stickle Tarn and across to Pavey Ark and Harrisons was sharp and clear before us.
On up to the top of Sergeant Man for 2nd lunch and the opportunity to enjoy the view.
Just got home in time to go over to Braithwaite and earn a chocolate bar by doning a pint of blood.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
One of my favourite LakeDistrict walks across a grassy wilderness between rocky outcrops. A group of seven walkers aged from 9 to well on in their 70s joined me for this KR Guided Walk yesterday.
A steep but well graded stone path leads up beside Stanger Gill with wonderful views back down to Stonethwaite and the Borrowdale Valley. Then a tiny grassy path threads its way to the source of the stream and a final scramble to the top of Bessyboot.
|climbing beside Stanger Gill|
|looking down to Stonethwaite|
|time for a drink and lunch|
|Skye resisting temptation!|