Backpacking, day-walks and shorter strolls in the uplands and lowlands of Northern England, Wales, Scotland and occasionally further afield too.
Friday, 7 May 2010
Striding Edge & St Sunday Crag
It was howling a gale, but sunny, when I parked in Patterdale, so I was somewhat apprehensive about what the wind would be like up high.
As soon as I started walking up Grizedale the wind died down and it stayed calm as I climbed up Birkhouse Moor. There were excellent views over Ullswater from the top of Birkhouse Moor and Striding Edge beckonned me onwards.
It was a bit blustery along Striding Edge, but not enough to cause me a problem whilst walking along the crest. The summit of Helvellyn was surprisingly busy for a Friday, and unlike the majority of my visits I actually had a view today!
I continued over the summits Nethermost Pike and Dolywaggon Pike before dropping down to Grizedale Tarn. It clouded over as I headed up St Sunday Crag and then descended back down to Patterdale.