|Date:||28th Mar 2009|
|Stats:||7.0 miles, 1500 feet|
|Weather:||Howling gales, very, very cold wind chill, rain and sleet to finish|
|Wainwrights:||1: Wansfell (Baystones)|
|Other Info:||Free parking for two or three cars by the road in Troutbeck, no toilets|
|Summary:||Troutbeck, Nanny Lane, Wansfell Pike, Baystones, Idle Hill, A592 back to Troutbeck|
A deceptively sunny day from the photos, but even at car park level the wind was whistling and this strengthened logarithmically as I ascended up to Baystones. I eventually cut the walk short and returned via the road as the wind and wind chill were too much, once it started to sleet and rain as well I knew where I’d rather be!
Another stupid hire care for me today, parked on the road side near Limefitt Caravan Park – get here early though.
New mother and here two lambs – only just born, within a couple of hours – the cords can still be seen on the lambs
The Ill Bell ridge maintains a snowy cover and the weather looks grim ahead
Leaving Nanny Lane for the fellside and the faint track to Wansfell Pike
Looking down the length of Windermere from the path up to Wansfell Pike
There is a path there, it’s just quite faint
A better shot of the path, winding it way up the hillside – very windy here
IF I THOUGHT IT WAS WINDY BEFORE! THIS IS RIDICULOUS! I CAN BARELY STAND UP!!
Then the rain starts – you can see the wind strength in the grass beside the wall
The hills ahead are becoming more cloud covered
Red Screes covered in snow