I returned to the Dales this weekend, to revisit one of the Yorkshire Tops, namely High Seat, which has a Concrete Ring trig point that I had missed on my previous visit. There was a small chance of snow in the forecast, so I was expecting a cold walk – and boy did I get one!
Route Description: The Thrang, Outhgill, Sloe Brae Gill, High Seat, Gregory Chapel, Hugh Seat, Scarth of Scaiths, Little Fell, Low Capple Mere, Hell Gill Beck, Hellgill Wold, Old Road (Lady Anne’s Way), The Thrang
Notes: One of the coldest walks I can remember. A steep and slippery climb up to High Seat where the wind nearly took my breath from me – gusts to 30mph and windchill of -22C according to the Kestrel. Ridge was mostly frozen thankfully and four top layers kept me warm, until I broke through a crust of ice and went knee deep in freezing water. Route down from Little Fell was hard work, with lots of hidden pits of cold water. Good day out though 🙂