The Lake District Mountains



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28 07 2018 - Gowbarrow Fell with Alison, Joe, Ana and Jack.


We had to shelter in the car for a while because of a serious downpour before setting off towards the waterfalls of Aira Force. The skies cleared briefly but became increasingly cloudy again as we approached the summit. We stopped briefly for refreshments by the triangulation point but were almost immediately forced off the top by high winds and pounding rain. We  eventually made our way down through head-high bracken. Although the weather brightened up a bit we were well soaked by the time we got back to the car. A great start to our week in the Lakes - and everybody thoroughly enjoyed it!


The lower bridge over the Aira Force


The higher bridge mostly hidden by foliage


Looking down from the higher bridge


Signs like this would be very helpful on many other fells


Following the path


Towards Ullswater


Towards Blencathra and Bannerdale Crags


Further up the path


The summit trig point and the sky clouding over


Jack near the summit


At Gowbarrow Fell summit and the wind is worsening


The summit again


Jack holds on to his wig


Then comes the howling wind and rain


Escaping through the heather


Close up on Blencathra as we descend


Thankfully the rain didn't persist


And quite a bit of blue sky


There's a path in there somewhere


out of the bracken at last