Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Fair Snape Fell – 2 January

With snow already causing access problems and more forecast for today we decided against a trip to Blencathra and settled, instead, for Feinsdale in the Forest of Bowland. Snow greeted our arrival and despite a couple of inches on top of a similar depth of ice we reached Fell Foot without incident. Parlick Fell had been saving a blizzard for us and as we gained the summit conditions deteriorated and we decided going beyond Fair Snape Fell wouldn’t be wise.

Tony, Albert, Colin & self on Fair Snape Fell summit Tony, Albert, Colin & self on Fair Snape Fell summit

The storm seemed even more intent on leaving the ridge than we were and it started clearing out as we left the summit. Despite this and quite out of character we stuck to our decision to cut short the run and returned the way we had come to Fell Foot for a very short outing of about 4 miles. As the storm moved south we were treated to a winter wonderland landscape to the north west.

 North west towards Morecambe Bay (1) North west towards Morecambe Bay (1)

North west towards Morecambe Bay (2) North west towards Morecambe Bay (2)

 

North west towards Morecambe Bay (3) North west towards Morecambe Bay (3)

 

 North west towards Morecambe Bay (4)  North west towards Morecambe Bay (4)

 

Fair Snape Fell (5 of 6)  South towards Parlick Fell

 

1 comment:

  1. it's not the weather to be taking chances. wise move i say ;)

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