It’s been a good weekend! On Saturday Wigan, against the odds, won the Rugby League Grand Final at Old Trafford, and on Sunday we enjoyed great Autumn weather during a walk in the Lake District.
We set off early to beat the traffic and also to make the most of the day. Arriving at Grasmere before 11, we parked up and were welcomed by a bright and sunny morning.
I’d planned a route taking us up to Silver How, a modest fell that overlooks Grasmere, and then along the ridge to Blea Rigg, down into Easedale and then back to Grasmere Village
Taking the path towards Allan Bank we caught sight of our first objective
It was a steady climb, and with the light being bright and clear we got good views of the surrounding fells
Looking back towards Helm Crag, Seat Sandal and Fairfield
A glimpse of Grasmere through the bracken
The views from the summit were outstanding
Looking east over Grasmere and Rydal Water
Fairfield, part of it’s “horseshoe” and Helvelyn
The view north west towards the Langdale Pikes and Bowfell, which we’d climbed earlier this year
The Coniston Fells with Lingmoor Fell in the foreground
Langdale and Elterwater with Windermere visible in the distance
Leaving the summit of Silver How behind
we set our north west across the moorland heading toward Lang How
The view of the upper reaches of Langdale opened up
Looking across to the fells of the Fairfield horseshoe
Keeping on across the fell towards Blea Rigg
Reaching the top of Easedale we descended down the slope towards Easedale Tarn
The cloud had started to come in
Finally reaching the tarn, where we stopped for a short while. There were quite a few peopl enjoying a pleasant autumn afternoon on its shores
We headed down Sour Milk Ghyll
with its waterfalls
reaching the main Easedale valley
Back towards Grasmere village past Allan Bank
and a flock of Herdwick sheep
Reaching the village, it’s mandatory to stop and buy some Grasmere gingerbread!
and pay homage to Wordsworth
before returning to the car for the journey home.