We wanted to have a go at Blencathra, but the thing about Lake District fells is that the sides tend to be steeper than the slopes of our lovely local Yorkshire Dales. Slipping and falling here is more likely to end in pain, and neither of us fancied slipping off Blencathra. Looking Blencathra's snowy topping we decided to drive past, heading for Keswick and a lower, safer walk. Catbells and High Spy here we come. Did you know you can see Catbells from a webcam on the MWIS site here?
|Skiddaw, Blencathra and a few others looking stunning in the sunshine.|
|Views on our right as we walked, Causey Pike and the Derwent Fells|
|The Northern Fells from Catbells. Derwent Water in the foreground. Beautiful.|
As we ate, we looked across at Bull Crag, making up our minds about the next part of our walk Now to be honest, Peter had had a bad night with a bad tummy, and still wasn't feeling right, our leg muscles had been whining about the abuse yesterday, and we still don't own any micro spikes. Bull Crag looked like it might be icy, as did the route beyond We decided not to go on. It was the possibility of slipping all over the place that did it for me to be honest. I'd seen so many MRT call out stories, I didn't want to risk becoming one of them. I think that Peter just wasn't feeling well enough, and unusually for him, just wasn't up for giving it a go.
|Our lunchtime view|
Micro spikes..........? Gonna get them next Autumn ready for the winter.
( PS, today was 3 miles and 1000ft of up.)