Dashing around the Lake District

It started with glorious sunshine but the weather turned a little and the cloud level lowered.

So I thought it might be good opportunity to visit a couple of the lower Wainwrights that I need to visit.

The first on my list was Arnison Crag just above Patterdale. It was a nice gentle walk gaining just less than 300 m, but with some lovely views across to Ullswater, Sheffield Pike, Birkhouse Moor, Birks, and Glenridding Dodd.


Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd


Birkhouse Moor


Arnison Crag

After returning to my car, a quick trip up Kirkstone Pass and parking in Troutbeck, I headed up Wansfell (Baystones), in the thought that I’d actually not visited the true Wainwright, but getting to the wall, it all came flooding back to me, and I had been there on the 2nd Jan 2006. Never mind, it was quite a nice walk.


Wansfell (Baystones)

I headed for Ambleside for a sandwich and some gear shopping while Pippa got lots of attention in The Climbers’ Shop.

I had planned to go to Loughrigg and Black Crag by parking at Skelwith Bridge – but I felt a little jaded as I’d been out on Friday night walking in the rain and had a late night with friends at the Acoustic Tearoom watching Colum Sands.

Wainwrights to go: 59

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