Heading for the hills

It seems a long time since I have run freely on the fells. Firm ground, warm sun and light winds would have been ideal for a first outing in a few months. We got one of those at least, for one of three days. On the first we stayed low, covering fourteen miles. The second was something quite different, a dramatic day on the tops in soft snow with barely a breath of wind. The third was brutal and in near white-out conditions and a fierce wind we turned back from the tops, running with the wind to find a lower pass to Borrowdale, adding another 10 miles to the 32 already covered. It hasn't been so long really, though it seems an age and to be back on the fells, moving freely again if lacking in fitness, was worth the wait.
On the lower section of the ridge heading up Hindscarth having run from Braithwaite. Causey Pike the prominent summit in the right of the frame, Skiddaw in the distance.
More snow than I have seen for some time on the fells...
...which made for slow going on the ascen…

Slow walks around Whitby

Carry on camping

Of Hindscarth and hernias

Grassmoor, 852m

Three from Ireland

New lows on High Stile

A little R and R off Anglesey

The Cleveland Way continued

Weisshorn of Buttermere

A Rockpool or three at Rhoscolyn

Mosedale Horseshoe