Friday, 26 March 2004


Crinkle Gill

An early drive down to Jon and Hannah's meant a full day walking with Jon today. Hannah's off to the YMCA National Assembly for the weekend so she's not been able to come out to play.


Here was the plan: an easy scramble up to Crinkle Crags, then a slow descent taking in "the best view in the Lakes".

Here is the actual: a late start, and topping out in cloud and mist.

The route up was along Crinkle Gill, a stream cut deep into the side of the mountain. Jon assured me it was "easier than Gordale Scar", but didn't mention it was about five times as long. I was exhausted by the time we stopped for lunch the top of the scar, but the view across Oxendale made up.

[The lunchtime view]

The rest of the day we walked in cloud. And as well as knocking my sense of direction, it confused my sense of time too; it was four o'clock when we reached the top of Great Knott; the planned extended walk via Pike of Bliscoe and Wrynose Fell would have to wait for another trip.

Posted by pab at 19:54