Today we walked from Caldbeck to Mungrisdale, about 12 miles over 2 Wainwright’s.
The forecast was for a dry start followed by light rain mid afternoon turning heavier later. The rain started around midday but not heavy. Then we had showers through the afternoon. It was a very cold wind.
We walked through the old Carrock Tungsten Mine with a stream running out of the mine and a sturdy metal gate blocking the entrance. In its day the only Tungsten mine in England outside of Cornwall.
While wandering around the mine ruins I spotted a Ring Ouzel flying past. A rare sighting for me even though I walk 1500 miles a year, mainly in the English hills.
The rain started here so it was on with full waterproofs. I expected to be able to cross the nearby river but the water was too high and fast flowing so we walked upstream for a mile or so to a crossing marked on the map. The river was wider and shallower but it was still tricky to cross to avoid the deep bits. Being able to use a few rocks as stepping stones helped.
From here we made our way up the rough hillside to Bowscale Fell. This should have been a good viewpoint for Blencathra but the clouds were down on it.
The last section was an easy descent into Mungrisdale and the Mill Inn, our hostelry for the night.
Phone photos added 29th April.
No photos on my Mamiya 7 camera, no light.