Another dry day and another walk. After yesterday’s walk we thought we would take it easy, but challenge ourselves to another Wainwright Hill.
We drive the short distance to Grasmere and park not far from A591 and walk the short distance into the village. We start the walk along Red Bank Road.
We take a public footpath, and follow the path along the side of a wood. We follow the path through a gate and towards a slate wall. After the wall we turned left and followed a stoney and icy path along the base of Silver How, but still climbing slowly.
We follow the path to a small Tarn, and to the right see the accent to the top of Silver How. Here I count to ten and think I can do this!
The wind has started blowing cold, we make sure we are wrapped up and start the climb, which slowly turns to steps.
The wind dips a bit, and as it’s lunchtime we grab a quick sandwich for energy while enjoying a quick sit down.
My legs have turned to jelly so I decide to stay here while the guys continue.
From my seat, the views back to Loughrigg Fell and across the Valley are amazing!
The steps, climb and wind was enough for me, but it was great watching the specks of people on nearby fells.
The boys continued their journey. It was a bit blustery at the top, and a little scrambling to successfully reach the summit.
The walk down was alot quicker.
We continue straight on at the bottom, and follow the edge of Wyke Plantation. They have been felling trees, but also lost some trees in the high winds.
We turn left through a gate and follow the wood. Here it is wet and boggy as we are following alongside a stream.
At the bottom, we follow the drive, back to the Red Bank Road and back to Grasmere.
All good walks end with tea and cake, and today’s was no exception, the staff and food were exceptional.
Distance – 3.7 miles
Weather – 3oC with wind on the hills. Mostly cloudy with a bit of sun.
Wildlife – apart from tourists and dogs and one Blackbird nothing else.
Phil, Tom and me.
Interesting Fact – Tom enjoyed the climb and ice of today’s walk.
Wainwright’s fell – 7 – 207 to go
Gutted not to have made the top, but the boys are pleased with their success.