Tuesday, April 22, 2008
17th April 2008.
Bright, clear but exceptionally cold, especially above 700 metres with patches of snow and significant windchill. Still, that didn't stop one bloke who I passed on High Raise who was happily fell-walking in these winter conditions wearing trainers, jeans, a lightweight coat but wasn't carrying a rucksack. And he was on his own. Adventurous, naive or just plain daft?
The hordes were left behind at Easedale Tarn, after which I only saw another 9 people (including the bloke in trainers) all the way round via Sergeant Man, High Raise and Greenup Edge back down to Grasmere. The route I took was Grasmere, Easedale Tarn, Coldale Tarn, Blea Rigg, Sergeant Man, High Raise, Greenup Edge, Far Easedale, which took me 5 hours to complete. A superb mountain day, and the hidden Coldale Tarn was a particular highlight, as was the views from Sergeant Man.
ITV YORKSHIRE WALKS
Went out yesterday (Monday) with Jon Mitchell, ITV Yorkshire's weatherman, to film the first of (hopefully) a series of 'Walks of the Month' to be shown on ITV Yorkshire's Calendar. The first walk we did was around Hathersage, North Lees, Stanage Edge and Higger Tor, finishing at the Scotsman's Pack. This should be screened at the end of April.