Friday, 6 April 2007

Easter week in the Lake District

To fit in with niece Angela's wedding in Bury, we booked a week's holiday in the Lake District in April 2007.   Our location - a beautifully converted barn in High Nibthwaite at the south end of Coniston (right).

No Munros, of course, but we had lovely spring weather, some good lower level walks, and two good mountain expeditions.

The first of these was a traverse of Wetherlam, Swirl How, Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag, starting and finishing in Coniston village.  

A lovely walk - hard work climbing up to Wetherlam, then a high level traverse over all the tops.  Good views all round.

Anne (left) on Swirl How

The other outing was to Langdale (nearest parking was 2 miles form the start of the walk, and that was on an overcast day, not in the high season!).   The clouds lifted, and we had another glorious clear day. 

First summit was Bowfell.  

Our route was up "The Band", then we contoured across under the crags to ascend by the "Great Slab" (right).

From Bowfell, we dropped down to the Three Tarns, then continued over Crinkle Crags, descending over Great Knott in the evening light.

A wet and busy May and June meant that the first Munro of 2007 had to wait until July!

(written 16/03/10)