A bright blustery day when the winds made the higher fells unappealing. We chose to tick off a few of Wainrights outlying fells.
Looking out to Morcambe Bay
Into the storm
The morning after the celebration of completers of the Joss Naylor Traverse heralds a stroll from Greendale Bridge led by Joss. As the strong winds made the fell tops unattractive a low level walk showing off the autumn colours in Lakeland was enjoyed by all.
Out on the race route to support friends racing and with Ian still struggling with a knee problem and not racing, it was good to have company. This classic Lakeland fell race of 13 miles and almost five thousand feet of ascent was a true test for the runners with the heavy rain earlier in the day making for very slippery conditions on the wet rocks resulting in a few nasty accidents. Conditions improving and by the time we returned to the race finish glorious sunshine bathed the valley of Great Langdale.
Middle Fell Farm at the start of the race – poor visibility and some drizzle around
A determined start from the eventual race winner Rhys Findlay Robinson – Dark Peak
The Langdale Pikes from The Band
Poor visibility at Three Tarns below Bow Fell
Spot the runner
Heading up to Crinkle Crags
Clearing clouds gave some spectacular views from the summits
Marshalls at the summit on Crinkle Crags
The track avoiding the Bad Step
The Bad Step
Leaving the Bad Step