Havent posted for a while. We were up Skiddawweek before last and there was a hunt on. We saw the fox being chased and it really spoiled my day. Dozens of men, dogs, guns and one fox. They' re so brave. Asked one of the lads on a quad bike if it was a hunt , "no just exercising the dogs." The fact that they can get away with such a feeble excuse is contemptible.
Anyway, back to this week, the weather was a bit cloudy and not feeling too energetic we went straight up from Dunmail Raise.
It's a bigger hill than I remembered, and i was glad of a cup of tea at the top in the lee of a small crag. We followed the wall down to descend Raise Beck.
So back to the car and into Ambleside for a cappuccino. Bought a half price rucksack in Field and Trek.