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A shortish day today, time for a cup of tea and a cake in Booths on my way back to the campsite. Today’s tally was five Wainwright summits. Shortish maybe but there was still 1,400 metres to climb (4,600ft) and 28,000 steps.
A good mountain weather forecast is issued in the late afternoon every day, the forecast covers the next three days. I was hoping for a poor weather day but it’s not to be. Each of the next three days is going to be good. I am emotionally unable to sit around the campsite on a sunny day when there are peaks to be climbed!
This morning was not looking good with mist on the tops. The forecast said it would probably clear later. I didn’t think it would.
It was really cold up there in the cloud. I put on my layers. From the top of Grisedale I dropped down to Hobcarton End.
It was warm down there out of the mist. But my route lay back up in the mist and along the ridge.
Slowly the cloud began to disperse.
Slowly the views lengthened and more distant peaks appeared.
By lunchtime the views extended and as the afternoon progressed the sun lit the slopes. Here are a couple of samples.
There were definitely many more walkers on my route today. I counted 16 in one group.
By the end of the walk I was wishing I had packed my shorts and sun hat. Looking back to the skyline where I had been.
What wonderful light, what wonderful views.
On my way up I passed this unusual path regeneration system. I thought I had stumbled across someone’s allotment.
A cairn along the way had this unusually marked stone. It looked like it had been painted!
Back in the valley at the bottom of the Whinlatter Pass this sign warned of things to come.
I cannot visualise that many cyclists. Will they all get round? Look it up. It’s not for the faint hearted. So many super fit people.