Tuesday, June 26, 2007
As predicted by the invaluable MWIS
, a day without rain. Not without wind, however...
Spurred on by the prospect of a dry day, we headed for the National Trust car park at Seatoller, in gorgeous Borrowdale, intending to climb the deliciously-monikered Glaramara. Things started well, with lovely views
along the valley towards Seathwaite at the start and of Comb Gill
as we climbed the ridge of Thorneythwaite Fell. As we climbed higher, however, it became steadily more windy and Iestyn started to protest - loudly! After failing to mollify him with food and drink, we decided to turn back and were rewarded with some more delicious views (1 2
) on the way down.
Since the weather was rapidly improving, we decided to make up for our aborted expedition with an extended ramble around the valley. After a picnic lunch, which was notable for my rather painful encounter with a wild beast (an ant in my pants), we followed a lovely path by the River Derwent
. This led through beautiful woodland
and featured gorgeous views
of the surrounding fells. The return leg was even more rewarding, as we climbed up beside Castle Crag
and then followed a high path back to Seatoller, enjoying the views back towards the crag
and ahead towards Great Gable
All in all, a thoroughly delightful day.
Labels: borrowdale, keswick, lakes