A cold day on Crinkle Crags

The path which leads from Wrynose over Crinkle Crags to Bowfell is one I know well and one I have enjoyed running in all weathers.
In between the gales and rain that have dominated the weather of late, a cold snap brought the first snows of winter to the Lakes and with it, a return to the conditions I love on the fells. Starting from the Three Shire Stone at the top of Wrynose Pass a short climb soon levels off and the stony path leads towards the broken buttress of Great Knott.
It provides a good warm up for the climb that follows, the views into Langdale giving a good excuse to pause a moment if the legs still feel a little cold.
Bowfell from the summit of Crinkle Crags, the Links thrown into relief by the snow and low sun.
Heading down a little later, a mix of soft snow, icy steps and semi-frozen bog trotting made for an entertaining descent...
...the clouds shifting rapidly across the Coniston fells as the sun turned the sea to silver.

Comments

Ian Johnston said…
All good indeed Will - can't beat a bit of winter to enhance the hills! Super third image with the colour of the valley bottom contained by wintry hills - cracking stuff.

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oh that looks tasty….!