Monday, 18 February 2008

Run to the hills....

The misty depths of Buttermere

In need of some different surroundings and taking a chance on the weather, we decided Friday morning that we would get away for the weekend. First thing Saturday morning saw us making a dash for the Lake District, our target - Buttermere.

It seemed the God's looked favourably on our outing as the weather was good (for February) and the local Youth Hostel had a spare room vacant - some good Karma at last! This was the first time I would stay in a Youth Hostel and I found the experience to be painless in all respects. As it turned out the weather was that good, we could have camped more than comfortably at Syke Farm Campsite, but we'd booked the hostel was a good experience and for the money it also gave me something to think about for future trips when walking etc...

Crummock Water from Red Pike

We took it easy on Saturday afternoon but Sunday we were up early to do Red Pike, High Crag, High Stile and back down via Scarth Gap. The day was amazing for weather and it made the views seem even more breathtaking than usual. The decision of whether to bring my digital SLR on the the wild camping trip is well and truly made in light of the stunning scenery - not to be missed. Furthermore I shall be bring tripod and filters and remote release too - much to the annoyance of Paul, who will most likely be wild camping with me in Buttermere.

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere Shore

1 comment:

daveswildcamping said...

Great blog mate some top.class photos like the cloud inversion over crummock water.