Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A Snowy Walk Up Dent

Today in the beautiful sunshine we set off from home to walk up Dent. We had another couple of inches of snow on Monday night & with the temperatures struggling to get above freezing it is still packed on the ground. There is a pond somewhere under there
The snow perched on the branches
The dogs are loving this weather
Across the snowy fields to the River Ehen
And across to Dent our summit for the day
Blake Fell round to the Ennerdale Fells
The cycle track has been well walked but as it is so soft & powdery it almost looks untouched
Crag searching for the stick
Zooming in on Blake Fell
We are now starting the climb up Dent
It's very cold in the forest as we are out of the sun
Looking back through the trees onto Cleator Moor
Out of the trees & nearly back in the sunshine
You can see the snow on Snafell on the Isle of Man
A panorama west
Zooming in on Cleator Moor
Plenty of snow up here
Our feet are sinking deeper in now as we approach the summit
A panorama from the summit
Blake Fell to Great Borne
We couldn't believe how many people were on the fell today & we were soon joined at the summit by 8 people. We stopped for pictures but some just continued on
Scafell Pike & Sca Fell in the distance
Pillar in the distance
Karen as we start our descent
A very snowy Bess
Sinking deep into the snow too
Where it has drifted it is quite deep
A short clip of Karen having fun with the dogs video
Scotland in the distance, it appears they have had a lot less snow than us as it is only on the higher peaks
The heather is covered
Time for some snowball catching
Think Andy was having fun too
More please
Gonna catch this one
Job done, that must be cold
That's better
Bess's turn Good catch
Crunched
There was a cold breeze on the summit so we retreated to the bench near the forest for our lunch. We watched this guy come down really quickly & thought he was skiing
It turned out he was cycling!
We had a great walk on a lovely crisp winters day if the forecast is right we should expect to see it thaw in the next few days, it hasn't started yet as it is -6.3 at the moment (19:45)

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