September double-header — walk 100 reached!

September 17, 2015

Devoke Water

Devoke Water, Water Crag and some very cute little fluffy clouds

These last couple of days have seen me exploiting a) my last chance to get a break before the university term starts up again and b) some decent weather. In fact, yesterday, 16th September, was utterly glorious, one of the best days of weather I’ve ever had in the Lakes. Walk 101 saw me complete the Devoke Water circuit and Stainton Pike chapters.

Prior to that, on 15th Sept, I reached the milestone of walk 100 with a hike in the very westernmost fringe of the District, taking in Cold Fell and Ponsonby Fell. Not an exciting walk, but a decent one; the weather wasn’t quite as good but the sunshine and shadows made for some excellent views. I particularly liked this photo of Haycock above the valley of Worm Gill.

Haycock from Cold Fell

Haycock from Cold Fell.

As of today then, I have bagged 320 of the 330 Wainwrights and thus have ten to go. Eight of them are in the far east of the District, not exactly difficult to get to but requiring a very long walk, possibly even a two-dayer. Whether I will find an opportunity to do these before Christmas depends almost entirely on the weather. But if I don’t, I’ll get some more ‘second-round’ walks in, to get my fix that way. In the mean time, have a look at the walk 100 and walk 101 pages if you would like more details (and photos).


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