An exceptionally windy afternoon on Skelgill Bank.

 

Date: 12th September 2011
Start Location: Hawes End
Time Started: 12:30
Duration: 1 Hour
Distance: 2.45km - 1.52 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 259m (850ft)
Highest Point: Skelgill Bank (338m/1109ft)
Parking: Roadside near Hawes End
Weather: Dry but Windy - 100mph on exposed ridges
Difficulty: Easy
Hawes End - Skelgill Bank - Hawes End
 
A rather rough looking Derwent Water from the start of the ascent up to Skelgill Bank. The original plan was to continue up to the summit of Catbells but the wind speed was so strong, mobility was impossible. So we enjoyed the strong winds for about 20 minutes before heading back down.
The squall down on the south side of the lake.
And here showing it passing Lords Island.
Now on the top of Skelgill Bank looking to the top of Catbells. We continued along the ridge to the point where it starts to ascend again before turning back.
The Newlands Valley and Little Town.
On the way down now and the sun came out for a brief time so I took another photo of Catbells to the south.