You get fine views up here across to Derwentwater, Keswick, and Blencathra. I don’t like seeing a town in this vista but it’s unavoidable. The day before this I’d considered a short walk up Blencathra. I decided against it because it was overcast and unattractive and I didn’t know about the conditions. Sharp Edge on Blencathra includes a section of polished rock which is lethal when slippery. Rain is enough to make it so. Ice would make it worse. You can understand why accidents happen in the hills when they rest on very specific knowledge and experience. I’m not suggesting I’m an expert.

 

Maiden Moor to Keswick

Monday February 16, 2015