Cheats Way Up
Driving over the Lakeland passes of Wrynose and Hardknott is a way for those who do not want to exert themselves or put on boots, to become‘up close and personal’ with the drama of the hills.
It is also a bit of a cheats way to walk quickly to the tops which otherwise have to be hiked up from Langdale.
Purists may not agree, but if you are in a bit of a hurry and need quick fix for a day then parking at the Three Shires stone to take in Pike of Blisco and Cold Pike was a very satisfying way to start the weekend.
The days started with blue sky.
Start at Wrynose
With mist over the hills
Clearing in time for the top of Blisco
Pike of Blisco
Still a bit hazy in the distance
and the valley
but clearing for the the way to to Cold Pike
with a postcard view of the Langdales
and Hardknott Pass
Hardknott from Cold Pike
until the approaching grey indicated ‘home time’.
My short walk with download details from getamap here