Sunday, 19 February 2012

Haweswater – 18 February

Driving north on the M6 on Saturday morning through rain that was either very heavy or torrential was a fairly miserable experience particularly when we considered the prospects for a run over the high fells above Haweswater. The forecast, which we all desperately wanted to come true, promised a respite from relentless rain after mid-morning. As if by magic or the wave of a fairy godmother’s wand the rain clouds blew through and left behind sunshine and high clouds.

Up over Rough Crag to High Street (which was no place linger in the bitter wind), over Mardale Ill Bell to Harter Fell and Adam Seat before finishing over Branstree in a snow storm. A wonderful winter run – thanks Colin and Brian, thoroughly enjoyed the day and your company.


20120218-haweswater-26Haweswater with Rough Crag and High Street beyond

20120218-haweswater-27Harter Fell, Mardale Ill Bell and Rough Crag

20120218-haweswater-29Look east towards the dam

20120218-haweswater-32Mardale Ill Bell

20120218-haweswater-202Look east towards the dam

20120218-haweswater-204Look east towards the dam

20120218-haweswater-205Looking across to Gatesgarth Pass

20120218-haweswater-209Look east towards the dam

20120218-haweswater-211Brian with Gatesgarth Pass beyond

20120218-haweswater-213Colin leading us to High Street

20120218-haweswater-216Blea Water with Mardale Ill Bell beyond

20120218-haweswater-219Blea Water with Harter Fell beyond

20120218-haweswater-224Looking back down Rough Crag

20120218-haweswater-226Looking back to Rough Crag

20120218-haweswater-231Blea Water and Haweswater

20120218-haweswater-237Red deer in Kentmere


20120218-haweswater-246High Street and many more

20120218-haweswater-254The Survey Post on Branstree with some snow drifting across in front of Kidsty Pike

20120218-haweswater-260Haweswater with snow coming on over High Street

Finally, making our way home in sunshine we passed a stunning Airstream caravan on the motorway – these are fairly heavily processed but the originals, particularly the one of the rear, was burned out by the still very bright sunshine.






1 comment:

  1. Super photos again Ian.
    Tramping over my old training ground.
    Love the survey post pic.