Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Up at the crack of dawn and over the summit of Fountain's Fell. A bit of a loop round to the end of Pen y Ghent.
This was the most popular hill by far as a lot of 3 peakers were coming up from Horton.
The way ahead on the white path. It swings off to the left down to Horton. Then it goes up the valley to the right in the distance. One of the peculiarities I noticed was how the route does a big loop out to somewhere then back again.
It was worth it for the Pen y Ghent caf.
The guidebook I was using said there's a shop, but it was shut down.
Did I mention the clegs? The next few miles were farmy and clegy.
Water was a problem in the farmland and even the above beck on closer inspection didn't tempt me.
I only have aqua mira drops and this water was the colour of wee.
Eventually I found an ice cold spring on Cam End and a suitable hollow to pitch the tent.