Winter conditions have arrived in the Lakes and we had a good walk from Mardale up by Small Water and Nan Bield over Harter Fell, Branstree and Selside Pike returning from Gatesgarth Pass. The plan was to find a less trodden route – and this one certainly is, partly because of its relative remoteness and partly due to the boggy ground up to Selside Pike. We were hoping this would be frozen, though the thawing conditions beat us there and it was a bit squashy in places. A great day out was still had – dinner was well earned!
If you’d like support for your winter walking or scrambling Steve will be pleased to help. Please get in touch by email or call 07796 213817.