The drive into the mountains went well this morning with no crowds. As we made our way down the Langdale valley The Pikes became more and more prominent Ashes neared the head of the valley. They looked magnificent in the autumn sun with the broken glowing gold. Bowfell and the Crinkles, though, were under cloud and looked dramatically threatening. We were quickly parked and boots donned and on our way. As we climbed up the far side of the valley the views of the big mountains became more and more majestic. Walking back to Stickle Barn along the old road was flat and easy going but I was still ready for a warm seat by the fire in bar and the pint of Ghyll Gold went down a dream. Only 3.7% so virtually non-alcoholic!!.
Stopping only for a quick shop in Booths in Windermere we were soon back at the site with a brew on. Another cracking day.