Set off nice and early for the long drive up to the Lakes, following breakfast in Tebay Service Station I drove through Shap and took the back roads to Haweswater.
|Looking back along the ridge|
I had walked up from Patterdale on a round of Rest Dodd, High Street and Thornthwaite Crag. I had no knowledge of AW's books back then so today was an opportunity to bag Wainwrights that I had walked past that day.
I set off along High Street heading North for The Knott. This is nothing more than a bump just off the main path but AW deemed it worthy of a place in his book, so it had to be done. Straight line from there to Rest Dodd, then out to The Nab, a nice lonely spot for lunch listening to Skylarks and soaking up the views.
|The summit cairn on Rest Dodd|
|Looking towards Martindale from Rampsgill Head|
Its just a short pull up to High Raise, standing at 802 metres which is second in height only to High Street in this section,
|On High Raise in the buff!|
|Riggingdale and Haweswater from Kidsty Pike|
On a day such as this, The Lake District really does take some beating.
"One day like this a year will see me right"