Saturday, 2 May 2015

The 1st of May and it feels like Winter

Saturday 2nd May 2015
              After a couple of weeks of warm spring weather this week we've reverted back to winter with temperatures more like March.Yesterdays walk from Ribblehead up Whernside the highest of the "Three Peaks"at 2419 ft.  This walk was a cracker but the temperatures dropped rapidly over the 2000ft contour and it felt more like Jan./Feb. The snow that had fallen over the last few days still lingered on to create a wintry feel to our walk.

 The start of our walk, the Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle/Carlisle railway

                                    Whernside above the viaduct

     The path follows the railway line to the start of the Blea Moor tunnel

                                  Good views of Ingleborough

               Up onto the ridge with a newish path to combat erosion

                      Easy walking along the ridge to the summit

                        Whernside's summit triangulation point

Sitting quietly, we were surprised how close this pair of Dulin foraged just beyong the patch of snow

 Back along the ridge with good views of the Lake District mountains

          The beautiful unspoilt Dentdale with the Howgill fells

        Down off the ridge back to Ribblehead to complete the walk




  1. Stunning! Looks pretty chilly, though. What a surprise to see the dunlins next to the snow!
    We had record high temps this past week. We made a trip inland to the capitol, Belmopan, and it was 104F (40C)! Fortunately a good deal cooler where we live on the coast.

  2. Wonderful post bringing back lots of memories..
    Amanda xx

  3. Super photos David. I've done the other two peaks but not yet done Whernside, it does like rather inviting. I love the shots of the viaduct, well captured.

  4. Hi David,

    Just popped over from Ian's blog. What stunning pictures. It's ages since I was in the Lakes so I really enjoyed seeing these photos.

    Best wishes,