Wednesday 9th May and Thursday 10th May 2012 were set aside to walk in the Lake District and do some more of the Central Wainwrights. We left Chester at 7.45am and with a brief shopping stop in Ambleside we were at our overnight accommodation in Langdale at 12.15pm and we commenced our walk at 12.50pm with a nice dry clear day, indeed ideal for walking. A BIG day was planned and some 7 mountains were on the Agenda, alas not all Wainwrights but all counting in my annual “mountain count”.
We did the following mountains:
Rossett Pike (1.30pm)
Esk Pike (2.30pm)
111 Crag (3.20pm)
Broad Crag (3.50pm)
Great End ((4.20pm)
Allen Crags (5.00pm)
Allen Crags (6.45pm).
Alas a light rain started at 4.45pm and the cloud began to drop. On Glaramara we put on our waterproofs as the rain was getting heavier and visibility was rapidly vanishing. We reached the top of Allen Crags for a second time as this was the best route back. The question I ask is – does this count for 8 mountains in the day or just 7??
In the darkening after a long and hard walk we were in a pub having a well earned pint at 9.55pm.
It poured during the night and was a terrible morning again on Thursday so we made the wise decision to return south. Activities for our second day would need to wait!!
12th May 2012