On Tuesday as the weather was set to be dry for a few days we packed up the camping gear & headed for one of our favourite camp sites in Glenridding by Ullswater.
The camp site was very quiet so Crag enjoyed chasing around after a ball
Crag also helping Andy blow the airbed up (note the ball left on it)
We went for a little walk to allow Crag to have a splash in Ullswater. Looking up at Arnison Crag which was to be our first fell on Wednesday
And splash he did!
Arnison Crag with Birks (our second) to the right
Wednesday dawned bright with some sun & clouds so we set off for our first fell
We followed this wall until we were just short of the summit. According to the map we are walking up Oxford Crag.
As we climb Ullswater starts to come into view
Nearly there we have left the wall just up the bank and a small scramble to the summit
The summit of Arnison Crag (433m)
Looking across to our next fell Birks
Arnison Crag summit with Ullswater in the background
It’s a day of following walls, this is the wall we will follow almost to the summit of Birks. What was a bit rough was we had a drop down before the steep climb up.
From the bottom it looks even steeper
Looking back at Arnison Crag with Place Fell behind
We slowly make progress up the bank
St. Sunday Crag our third fell starts to come into view.
It’s not much of a summit but we have made it to Birks (622m)
There is only a small drop off Birks before we start on the highest fell of the day St. Sunday Crag.
A clear but steep path takes us to the summit
Once on the summit Fairfield is one of many fells you can see
Bowfell (just left of centre) which we were up a few weeks ago & Scafell Pike
A short view of the panorama on the summit. It’s one of the few fells where you feel like you are in the middle of The Lakes as there are fells in all directions
St. Sunday Crag (841m)
We have just started our descent, we are over 800m up & not a tree in sight on the fell, but Crag has found a stick!
We retrace our steps down to the col with Birks, but rather than go over it again we take the lower path to the left.
Ullswater & Glenridding look a long way away.
And we are nearly down, looking back across at Arnison Crag
Again a really enjoyable camping trip & a fell with amazing views, let’s hope we can keep these trips up over the summer.