Sunday, 4 March 2012

A Grand Day Out

Didn't seem like a promising forecast to be going high with a relatively inexperienced party so decided on Seathwaite Fell.  This is one of those fells that is surrounded by giants and is a gem.  Lots of craggy knolls and hidden tarns.



We ascended the path on the left side of Taylorgill Force and then headed for a shallow gully on the end of the fell.


This was quite slippery , but did add a touch of excitement to the accent.


We sheltered and had a sandwich. The day was gray but luckily most of the clouds were just above our lowly peak.



As we descend from the summit the weather shows some hints of clearing with the odd patch of brightness appearing.


By the time we reach Styhead the weather is much better and the snow line has retreated up the fell.
After an uneventful descent we head for the Royal Oak in Rosthwaite where they do a brilliant afternoon tea.  Proper loose tea and scones with rum butter and home made jam.  Unfortunately by the time I took the photo we had eaten them all.









11 comments:

Because They're There said...

Hi Greg. That's a fantastic picture of Styhead Tarn. Looks like a cold day, mind.
Glad to hear the scones hadn't run out this time. That sort of thing makes all the difference. I've never been in the Royal Oak, so I might have to try it when I'm in that neck of the woods next.
Cheers, Alen McF

Greg said...

Yes I think it's an age thing with tea and scones. I'll be wearing beige next.

Alan R said...

Looks like you had a splendid day all round. Some pics make it look very wintery. I usually go in the back bar at the Scafell Hotel. It is a long time since i was in the Royal Oak. Must be 30 years. That furniture was probably new then. ha.

Greg said...

Yes it's certainly a place with character. I think the Scafell is next door and I think is the one where Wainwright chatted to Eric Robson.

Jules said...

Looks good, if somewhat chilly!

And there's nothing wrong with tea and scones. Or beige, for that matter - it's a great colour for a cardigan .......




;-)

Howellsey said...

I just don't think you can beat walking in the snow, I love it. Kinder on Sunday was blizzard blasted but still great fun!

Greg said...

Jules, I always think of beige as the colour worn by Marks and Spencer man.

Greg said...

Howellsey, thanks for the comment. I've added you to my watched blog list. Will read it after tea!

Howellsey said...

Thanks Greg, hope you enjoy it!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

I love the ascent exploration options and peacefulness of the place. I haven't seen it like this before though ... respect.

Jules said...

M&S man, that puveyor of increasingly low quality clothing!

You're right, though - although I was being somewhat mischievous in my earlier post.