Easter Around Eskdale – Part 3

Posted by @ 10:04 am on Friday 4th May, 2012.
Categories: Great Escapes, YHA

Wednesday was supposed to be grim all day all over the UK according to some sources. Not exactly the best weather for the journey home but it had to be done.

Was it grim in the Lakes?



Wrynose Pass from Hardknott Roman Fort (Mediobogdum).


The Granaries.


An airy platform overlooking the Esk valley.



Snowy fells around Great Moss - a stitched panorama.


Looking over Brotherilkeld and Taw House towards Wha House.



The north-western wall.


The Scafell group from Hardknott Fort.


Looking back at the Fort from the top of Hardknott Pass.


 Wrynose Bottom and Cockley Beck from the top of Hardknott Pass.


The Seathwaite Fells from the top of Hardknott Pass.

Wrynose Bottom from the top of Wrynose Pass.


Little Langdale from the top of Wrynose Pass.


The sun even stayed out while we went shopping in Windermere. It was a glorious morning. To be fair, it did start raining as soon as we hit the M6 and it was crap all the way home and all night thereafter. By then, we didn't much care. We'd had a great time, we'd nabbed another Wainwright (only six left for me to do now), we'd been to the seaside, we'd driven along one of the best stretches of road in the UK (twice... again), we'd had one wet day that we enjoyed anyway, we'd had good weather when others were having worse, and we'd stayed at a really pleasant hostel with helpful and caring staff. We couldn't really ask for more.

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6 Responses to “Easter Around Eskdale – Part 3”

  1. Robin says:

    Some nice pictures. Eskdale is wonderful. One of my favourite places.

  2. Geoff says:

    I love this part of the Lakes, great pics and the family look to be enjoying themselves.

  3. Mark says:

    Great images. Eskdale is a firm favourite with me too. Glad you had a good trip.

  4. Alen McF says:

    Hi BG. Just like to show my appreciation for the Eskdale series of posts. I especially liked the La'al Ratty pictures. Took me back to me childhood they did.
    Cheers now, Alen McF

  5. Andy Jones says:

    Cracking place Eskdale, up there with the best

  6. BG! says:

    Cheer, folks. Eskdale is indeed a wonderful place, I'm looking forward to planning another stay there. Methinks I'll aim for winter next time.

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