Eventually I have become fed up of the rain!
Finally the wind and wet made me abandon that Wainwright list!
But I still couldn’t abandon the hills totally and
dragged poor* (see comment) Jeanette up Loughrigg on Saturday.
The day had begun rather bright blue and breezy but it didn’t last. Half way up Loughrigg the wind blasted in from the sea. Snow swirling in grey air, pebble dashing our faces and causing characteristic leaking of facial orifices.
Only an impromptu embrace of the trig prevented the loss of my weekend guest!
Having slithered down to Grasmere and Rydal,
dodged a monsoon while shopping in Ambleside we decided to stick to the softer southern fringes of Cumbria on Sunday.
Where spring has appeared. A walk from Levens, through Brigsteer Woods and over Scout Scar. Read a little more about it here, when I last walk through the woods.
The clouds hung with menace over the hills to the north.
Colour undreamed of the day before raced around streams
and through valleys.
Washed and faded as we climbed up to Scout Scar
Deep green contrast of trees
and inclement sky.
So, when the weather blasts in to the hills, take a stroll down the softer south.
My route last time, taking in Sizergh Castle – tea rooms worth a stop when open!