Thursday 19 January 2012

Above Wrynose

I'm recently returned from a wonderful long weekend visiting Mark up in Cumbria. The weather was perfect; freezing cold but with bright blue skies. We had a fantastic time and I have some photos to share :)

On Saturday, we drove up Wrynose Pass and set off to walk up to the top of Pike O' Blisco. Situated between the Great and Little Langdale valleys, Pike O'Blisco stands 705m (2,312') high. From Wrynose, we would be ascending roughly 350m, winding our way over the frosty fell side and round the protruding crags.

The thermometer had been showing -2 degrees C, but we kept toasty warm climbing steadily. The crunch of the frozen grass, the freshness of the air and the sharpness of the crags against the clear blue sky made it one of those days when it just feels so good to be alive.

From the lower slopes, the view takes in the series of summits which is Crinkle Crags and, beyond them, the bulk of Bowfell.


  1. Perfect - what a perfect place for a walk on a crisp and sunny day!

  2. Sounds like you had a super weekend away. Your second photo is wonderful:)

  3. There's such beauty in that rough landscape -- you captured it perfectly!

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today and for making such a nice comment about my "frosty pictures."

  4. You are so lucky! My visits always seemed to coincide with rain....

  5. That must have been an amazing hike! Your photos are lovely!