Lingmell - today's main objective

A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 8 – Monday 11 July

Wasdale to Borrowdale Having weighed up whether to do the walk over Lingmell or chicken out and just take the easier option straight over Sty Head Pass from Wasdale, there was a certain irony in me ending up doing both. Here's how it happened...I woke up in a more positive frame of mind, had a … Continue reading A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 8 – Monday 11 July

Contouring around Haycock and heading for Seatallan

A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 7 – Sunday 10 July

Ennerdale to Wasdale Just as I thought I'd gained some fitness, it all seemed to desert me today. Or maybe I overdid it yesterday. Or could it have been being woken by a Hungarian at 4:48 this morning ?It took me nearly an hour to get back to sleep and then I struggled to get … Continue reading A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 7 – Sunday 10 July

Grike and Crag Fell

A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 6 – Saturday 9 July

The Unglamourous End of Ennerdale Today started slowly and at one point I thought I might not make it to the top of any fells, but ultimately I achieved everything I'd planned.With breakfast being half an hour later here, this contributed to quite a late start, and I think I was the last person to … Continue reading A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 6 – Saturday 9 July

High Stile and High Crag from Buttermere

A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 5 – Friday 8 July

Buttermere to Ennerdale After yesterday's lack of energy, I was worried about the big walk I had to face today - over 1000m of ascent in heavy mode. And with limited escape routes - one at Scarth Gap (before I'd really got anywhere) and one on Red Pike (by which time the walk's back would … Continue reading A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 5 – Friday 8 July

Mellbreak and Crummock Water

A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 4 – Thursday 7 July

A circuit of Crummock Water Today didn't turn out as planned, but could prove to be one of the best days of the trip. An overnight weather forecast for strong winds, risk of lightning and the chance of solid rain didn't bode well on the day that I had my longest walk planned.By the time … Continue reading A Lakeland Round (2011): Day 4 – Thursday 7 July