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Walking in Cumbria and Beyond

Windy Day Wainwrights

Windy Day Wainwrights


The forecast was right today, the buffeting was considerable.

Buffeting –  should this not  be something to do with eating your lunch, not the wind?

Translate into action means you battle with an invisible force, intent on pushing you in one direction.

Fine if it is the direction you want to go in, but a hell of a hindrance if it isn’t.

But then it added a new dimension.


The Nab – changing colour – from Gowk

The long summer grass literally rolled over the hill.  Waves of green floating effortlessly up slopes.



Above, continued chaos in the clouds caused colour changes, from deep dark green to  washed out over exposure, as the sunlight scurried from peak to peak.


On Pikeawassa

Down below, on the lakes and tarns, white horses were out riding in frenzied exercise.


Ullswater from Hallin Fell

So we stuck to the low hills, bag a few Birketts too, traversing up Gowk Hill from Martindale Church, heading back over Pikeawassa on Steel Knotts, with a final dash up Hallin Fell to pull in another windy Wainwright.


Cloud chaos

The easy to follow and find route from the Church at Martindale, is just over 4 miles and on a slightly less breezy day would be a good place to exercise small people from your household.  Details and up and down bits here.

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