#2 Blencathra

After days of still weather and unmoving, grey cloud, the mist hung below the northern fells of the Lake District. From the north, on a Wednesday afternoon, only Skiddaw rose above it. Separated from the land below, a peak up with the clouds. I drove round the western side alongside Bassenthwaite to approach Blencathra towards […]

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#1 Orrest Head

Barely noticable beyond the houses of Windermere, the trees begin to rise, starting a hill. I crossed the main road and past the sign pointing me onto the Orrest Head footpath, at this point a minor road leading gradually up. There are houses on either side, chatting walkers coming down. A giant scarred patch shows […]

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