Walk 92 done

January 25, 2015

View south from Watch Hill

Part of the view south from Watch Hill.

After a week with plenty of snow at home and, so I heard, in the Lakes, I set out on Saturday 24th January prepared to encounter the white stuff — despite aiming for three low-altitude summits around Cockermouth. But no snow was to be found… Instead I had a countryside ramble in mostly pleasant weather, bagging three summits, the two in the Watch Hill chapter and then Clints Crags. The first two were definitely worth doing but unless you’re bagging, I’d consider giving Clints Crags a miss. Read the details on the walk 92 page, view the photos, etc.

As of today, then, I have bagged 289 of the full list 330 Wainwrights, thus have 41 to go.

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Seat How and Devoke Water

Seat How and Devoke Water, viewed from Rough Crag. The pyramid in the background is Caw.

Hot on the heels of walk 90, done four days previously, comes walk 91 of my project, which saw me do another 14.7 miles (thus making nearly 30 for the week). The route started in Eskdale and went over three of the fells on the ‘Devoke Water circuit‘ including the very cute little tor of Seat How (pictured). Then Hesk Fell and its subsidiary, The Pike, were added to make five summits for the day. Despite chill winds and some hassles with route towards the end of the walk, this was a good one and I feel like the Christmas period has been well spent. Read about it in full on the walk 91 page.

Duddon Valley scene

Another Duddon Valley scene. At least these later winter finishes mean more walking in the ‘Golden Hour’…

As of today, then, I have bagged 286 of the full list of 330 Wainwrights and have 44 to go. Hopefully the next walk will be done in the next two weeks, though at this time of year I am at the mercy of the weather. I have somewhere between 11-13 walks left to go (depending on how I slice up some of the harder-to-reach fells in the east) and it would be nice to get them done before the summer of 2015 is out, so that’s my target.