Friday saw our first mountain venture since the easing of lockdown permitted organised outdoor activity. With fabulous weather we decided to head to Wasdale on the basis it would be beyond the reach of most day trips. On arrival however, we found hundreds of cars and many motorhomes and tents thronging the valley. Our spirits quickly rose though, as we headed up towards Black Sail Pass, when it became apparent that the vast majority of people were intent on climbing England’s highest mountain.
We enjoyed an excellent (and crowd free) round of Pillar, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Red Pike and Yewbarrow having only to share the summit of Steeple with one other friendly walker – every other peak we had entirely to ourselves. We did also, of course, have a great view over to Great Gable and the Scafells (image) – we thought Scafell Pike appeared slightly higher than usual!
If you would like to escape the madding crowd in these strange times, Steve will be pleased to help you. Call to discuss your needs.