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

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