We set off from Grasmere and made a steady ascent up to Silver How, our first Wainwright of the day.
Considering how early in the morning it was, the sun was already proving to be quite strong and after a short while the layers had to come off. As we made our way from Silver How towards Blea Rigg we started to get a good view of The Langdales which is my favourite place in The Lake District.
|Looking towards Pavey Ark and Jack's Rake|
Shortly after Sergeant Man, we headed slightly North towards High Raise where we stopped for a bite to eat in the shelter.
|The summit shelter on High Raise|
After having a good rest we carried on along Greenup Edge towards Ullscarf, our fifth Wainwright. After this point near Blea Tarn is where the walk started to fit with the title (The Bog Hop.) All I can say is that I was so glad I gave my boots a good treatment the day before as we were literally hopping from place to place trying to avoid the worst parts which proved difficult. It was certainly entertaining watching everyone jumping around.
After the battle with the bog, it was time to move on to High Tove for another well-earned rest and a sandwich or two then a bit more bog up to the trig point on High Seat.
We've been very lucky today with the weather and great views all round. The heather is looking gorgeous now too in all its purple glory.
After High Seat, it was time to move to our final two Wainwrights of the day, Bleaberry Fell and Walla Crag.
|Great views of Keswick and Derwentwater from up near Walla Crag|