Thursday, 27 October 2016

Silver How

I'm calling it Silver How, but we don't really know what this fell, or hill, or whatever it is is called. It's the big lump behind Thrang Brow that extends from just opposite Loughrigg Fell, past Chapel Stile to Blea Rigg and the Pikes. It contains Silver How so we'll call it that for now.

Despite it being just behind Thrang Brow I've never been up there, only nipping over the end to get to  Grasmere.

Setting off before the sun rose the morning started dull and grey but eventually the sun popped up from behind Loughrigg and bathed everything in lovely, golden light for a while.

Silver How elevation

Silver How route

We headed up the ridge, finishing somewhere around Great How before heading back the way we came. Lots of interesting new views of Great Langdale and Grasmere, and the ridge itself has some interesting scenery and picturesque tarns.

Grasmere before the sun rose

"Orange blob" clouds over the Langdale Pikes and Bowfell

The sun rises over Loughrigg and Grasmere

The sun rising over Loughrigg and Rydal

Golden sun over Elterwater common

Skies clearing over Elterwater common

View from Silver How to Grasmere, Helm Crag (Fairfield in the distance)

Tarn looking towards Brigstone Moss

Grassy tarn near Lang How

Northern end of Great Langdale valley, Lingmoor, Pike of Blisco and Langdale Pikes

Elterwater common in the afternoon

Gill somewhere near Swinescar Pike

Some fella with Grasmere and Rydal Water in background

Him again near Swinescar Pike

You're always being watched

Panorama from Silver How

Tuesday, 25 October 2016


Not the Fairfield Horseshoe, but doing half the peaks starting at Rydal, more a Fairfield Boot. Very clear skies, and a bit of frost to begin with.

Fairfield elevation

Fairfield route

Nice light from the sunrise but couldn't make much use of it. We must go Alcock Tarn next time, the view looks good from there.

Sunlight grazing the top of Helm Crag

Mists over Grasmere

Mists over Grasmere

Grasmere village and lake from Stone Arthur

Valley behind Grasmere, Langdale Pikes in the distance

Windy view from Great Rigg down Rydal Fell

Cofa Pike (in foreground) and St Sunday Crag, from Fairfield

Rydal Fell in even mistier light

Looking back to Great Rigg, rest of horseshoe lost in cloud

View from Lord Crag, Windermere in distance

Mouldering embers of day in the cleft of the sky

Rydal Water under heavy clouds

Insignificant man

Not a charred log, smoked spare ribs, very tasty

Sunday, 23 October 2016


Another walk to Lingmoor, but going a way we've never been before, to the disused quarry on the side. This gives excellent views of Chapel Stile from high up but without the wall along the spine of Lingmoor getting in the way. Shame the sun didn't stay out long enough to get a good panorama (I had all my kit set up and then the clouds came over) but just managed to get some shots of Chapel Stile and the house.

Lingmoor elevation

Lingmoor route

Then up and over the top to Little Langdale and back round as usual.

Chapel Stile from Lingmoor

Thrang Brow from a great distance

Loughrigg and Elterwater

Wetherlam in the gloom, again

Friday, 7 October 2016

Lingmoor Round

Up to Lingmoor Fell to try and get views of Chapel Stile. Unfortunately the cloud was heavy, grey and low so no real improvement on last time. Very windy up on the fell and a good lashing of rain as well. Luckily we had our new pack-a-macs.

Lingmoor elevation

Lingmoor route
Ignore the flags, I'm trying to generate downloadable routes from our walks.


Chapel Stile from Lingmoor

Side Pike in the 30s of sunlight we saw on the fell

Big tree in Little Langdale valley

Photogenic sheep

Slater's Bridge

Slater's Bridge

Langdale Pikes