The forecast was for snow on high ground a couple of days ago but in fact it stayed dry all day but with a cold wind on top.
We left Patterdale at 9am heading for Threlkeld via the Helvellyn ridge.
From Patterdale we walked along the shore of Ullswater.
Then from Glenridding we headed up the track to the old mine workings and on towards Sticks Pass.
Once above the steep section above the old mine workings we followed a good track to our left up the flank of Raise. I thought this would give us better views of the surrounding peaks and ridges than the path to Sticks Pass.
From Raise we had good views in all directions although the light wasn’t that good for photographs.
Lots of ups and downs on the ridge, including another 4 Wainwright’s.
The light slightly improved as we moved along the ridge but not that much.
From Clough Head it was a steep descent to the Old Coach Road, across the common to Threlkeld and a celebratory Snecklifter or two at the Horse and Farrier to finish.
In total it was about 72 miles in 6 days with 15 Wainwright’s so lots of ascent.
I took 4 rolls of 120 Ilford 400 delta film making 40 negatives in total. Shame about the light or it could have been so much more.
Thanks go to my wife Jan for making all the bookings and Suzi’z Taxi from Keswick who moved our bags each day so that we just carried light day sacks.