After being a bit of a couch potato (and diy addict), I decided to dust off my weekend walking boots and go and tackle some more Wainwright’s.
After studying the map and not wanting to drive too far, I decided upon Mungrisdale. There are some great fells here, hardly visited and with easy access from the A66.
It started dull, drizzly and somewhat windy as I headed up the track beside the river Glenderamackin towards Bowscale Fell. It was decidedly nasty up there. Pippa was loving it. I think the rain and wind sends her hyper.
The way up to Bowscale Fell in the drizzle
It was quite damp as you can see, but it was so good to get out and get some fresh air in my lungs. Pip seemed (?) to enjoy it. I’ll let you make you mind up on that.
What it is to have no waterproof jacket
However the weather improved which made navigation to Mungrisdale Common much easier. Wainwright describes Mungrisdale Common as “It’s natural attractions are of a type that appeals only to sheep.” I quite liked it too. It’s not on the trade routes so it’s quiet.
Heading back, and up to Bannerdale Crags the wind picked up, a brief stop at the top taking in the view down Bannerdale (it was too wet and windy for a lunch stop). A quick descent to the footbridge over the river Glenderamackin and a sheltered spot for lunch. Souther Fell was the next and last Wainwright for the day. Another quiet fell and the weather improved yet again.
A great Wainwright with no people.
A great walk.