|Mungrisdale Common & Carrock Fell|
The visual aspect of the fells has changed considerably in the last few days, a long spell of high pressure which sucked in cold north easterly winds and saw the area hard frozen and clad in snow has given way swiftly to warm winds from the south and the accompanied thaw. The thaw has indeed been rapid and Carrock Fell was devoid of snow today. Air temperatures were a balmy 13degC but didn't feel like it in the persistent and strong southerly that blew.
This years' group of a dozen or so walkers, accompanied by the youthful presence of Ferg (!) enjoyed an essentially lowland walk of 5-6 miles in the area of Caldbeck; Carrock Fell & High Pike. The pace was relaxed and the conversation good, a hare impressed us with with an extended sprint across the fields in the Hudscales area. The trek concluded in Caldbeck - a gem of the Lake District north - and more specifically in the Watermill Cafe at Priests Mill which must serve the thickest caramel slice in Cumbria?
Thankfully, Ferg had been quite "camera happy" on Tuesday and has agreed to me using a couple of his photos to complete this article. Hoping to be catching up with Rob's group again next year!