Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Central Fells - 14 February

A forecast for sunshine on Valentine's Day tempted us into Great Langdale where it was almost Spring-like as we climbed to Stickle Tarn en route to Thunacar Knott. Any lingering illusions we might enjoy a warm day were blasted away by the bitter wind coursing across the fell tops. Snow and ice underfoot slowed progress a little but provided a wonderful finishing touch to the views.

Sergeant Man offered enough shelter for lunch before heading towards Blea Rigg to bag some Synges above Great Langdale - Great Castle How and Little Castle How before finishing on Whitegill Crags. The latter seems a fairly uninteresting little lump at the end of a shoulder but what views it commands! Well worth visiting for the crags below.

Lunch on Sergeant Man

Stickle Tarn

Late Afternoon Light above the Coniston Fells

Langdale Pikes

Pavey Ark

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