As I've quoted before, "a picture paints a thousand words", so here are several thousand:
|We parked in a lay by between Scar Houses and Thwaite. That's Thwaite directly ahead|
|Just north of Thwaite, you take the track east heading up towards Blackburn Edge. This picture is looking back to Kisdon, which looked so wonderful in the autumn sun, I had to get this picture.|
|Farm tracks, puddles, hills and sun. What more could you ask for.|
|Great Shunner Fell ahead, just slightly on the right. It looks closer than it is.|
|Looking back to Thwaite, what a glorious, glorious day.|
|One of the many cairns on the path approaching the summit of Great Shunner Fell. This is my arty shot.|
|In the shadow of the hill, the frost is crisp, white and beautiful|
|That frost and ice makes the path quite slippy to be honest. The sun was bright in our faces though, egging us on towards the top.|
Except we didn't do that at all, and we ended up ever so slightly in the wrong place, on Pickersett, with quite a deep gulley between us and where we wanted to be. Once we'd worked out our problem, we also worked out we needed to cross the gulley before it got too wide, and we needed to get to the Butter Tubs before it got too dark. We managed it though.
|Looking back to Pickersett after crossing the gulley of Fossdale Gill.|
|Lovely Seat in the lovely light of the setting sun.|
|More Butter Tubs.|
From the Butter Tubs, it was easy to follow the road back to the car. I had to take a photo of this though, for Alen.
Our route, just over 7 1/2 miles.
This was just about the last walk I did in 2013. With cruises, work and other stuff in the way, my next walk will not be until Spring next year.
But today was brilliant, and almost makes up for the lack of walks for the next few months. Roll on spring.