I am slowly catching up with the backlog of posts for our recent walks. This post is from our final day of our Lakeland long weekend. Having been blessed with good weather for the first two days, the Sunday was a lot greyer and there was a really strong cold wind blowing across the fell tops. We had decided on an ascent of Helm Crag, then to Gibsons Knot, over to Calf Crag and then the long walk back down the valley of Easedale. Despite the weather it was a great walk, another three new Wainwrights for Sharon, and we finished the weekend off with a lovely meal in Grasmere before the long journey back to North Wales.
Our first Wainwright of the day.... Helm Crag
Looking across Easedale
Couldn't have organised themselves better for this Herdy photo
Looking back down the crag to Grasmere
No climbing the Howitzer today, far too windy, had a job standing up straight to take the photos!
Our next wainwright.... Gibson Knot
Steel Fell from Helm Crag
Looking back to Helm Crag as we ascend Gibson Knot
Sharon struggles to stay upright on Gibson Knot
She hasn't blown off.... the view back minus Sharon
Starting to look a little gloomier as we head off to Calf Crag
Looking across to Tarn Crag
Our route back down the valley of Easedale
Sharon and Holly having to sit down on Calf Crag so strong was the wind!!
looking down onto Brownrigg Moss
one of the many beautiful waterfalls as we descended into Easedale
Almost back at Grasmere and a well deserved meal, our starter Helm Crag back behind Sharon, and the end of a great long weekend..... and we still have'nt had a wet walk in 2013 yet!!!