Grey skies at Grasmere with Crosby Rambling Club.

Last Sunday I was out with my local rambling club when we visited Grasmere in the Lake District. I decided to do the B party walk. It was listed as challenging, not so much in terms of distance but it was over some rough terrain with almost 2000 feet of ascent. The weather conditions did not help with the rain making it very treacherous underfoot.

01 A. Climbing Silver How

We walked through the village towards Allen Bank and followed  the footpath leading up to Silver How. It was fairly steep at first but the gradient eased as we crossed Wray Gill.

16 E. Crossing Wray Gill

It then got steeper as we approached the summit of Silver How from where there were good views looking down on Grasmere and Rydal Water.

02 A. Summit of Silver How

04 A. Panorama from the summit of Silver How

The rain had stopped and the sun came out briefly. Time for a group photo.

03 A. The B party on the summit of Silver How

We continued along the ridge passing Lang How and Great Castle How before climbing to our highest point near Blea Rigg.

06 A. Heading towards Lang How

07 A

A few of us made the slight diversion to the summit of Lang How to appreciate the view.

08 E. At the summit of Lanf How

09 A. Sheep onb the Fellside

We now began our descent towards Easedale Tarn. It was very steep and the rocks were wet and slippery. We had to take great care.

10 A. The start of our descent

11 A. The descent towards Easedale Tarn

12 A. Descent owards Easedale Tarn

Easedale Tarn is a place where I usually like to linger, but not today. Conditions were quite murky and we were behind schedule. We would have to increase our pace if we wanted time for a drink when we got back to Grasmere.

We followed the main path alongside Sourmilk Gill pausing for a short while to admire the waterfalls.

13 A. Sourmilk Gill

We arrived back in Grasmere with just enough time to enjoy a quick pint of Coniston Old Man before our coach journey home.

It was so good to be back on the hills.

14 E. At Sourmilk Gill

About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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