The first walk of 2012 - a wet walk to Silver How.

 

Date: 1st January 2012
Start Location: Grasmere
Time Started: 08:50
Duration: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Distance: 4.79km - 2.98 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 369m (1211ft)
Highest Point: Silver How (395m/1296ft)
Parking: Nr Grasmere Church
Weather: Cloudy - Rain
Difficulty: Easy
Grasmere - Allan Bank - Wray Gill - Silver How - Grasmere
 
St Oswalds Church is the centre of Grasmere village. A beautiful building whatever the weather.
Silver How - which is where I'm headed to.
Helm Crag (where I was on my last walk) and Seat Sandal.
Grasmere (lake) and Loughrigg Fell.
Helm Crag, Seat Sandal and Fairfield across the Vale of Grasmere.
Now at the summit of Silver How - and would you look at that... it's raining again. I think during the whole walk it only stopped for 5 minutes during the ascent.
Grasmere, Rydal Water and Loughrigg Fell from Silver How.
And the view in the opposite direction showing the Langdale Pikes cloud-free.
And the last photo showing the Vale of Grasmere just before I headed down. You can see the cloud level has descended onto Fairfield.