James from backpackingbongo’s blog was interested by my comment on this blog about waist high snow in the wolds. I saw on a Look North news item that there was snow waist-high on the tops of the wolds. On Sunday afternoon after a weekend spend shifting snow at home and at the top of our lane, I went in search of this depth of snow. I headed for the highest area of the Lincolnshire wolds a few miles from home. I parked the car at my parents place in Nettleton and heading up the valley towards the disused iron mines.
The snow was knee-deep and hard going on along the Viking Way, as it looked like no-one had walked here since the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. I was using the “post holing method” and it was hard work all the way up. The scenery was beautiful and I didn’t see a soul the whole of the walk.
I also took the chance to do an initial test out on the Spot 2 Messenger device which I will report on later.
Despite walking around this area – I only found snow to the depth of 24 inches (70cm) !
After a long slog through the snow I was rewarded with a great sunset across the wolds, a fine end to a great little walk.
By the time I got back home, it was minus 8 C. Incidently the overnight low at home that night was minus 16C, only beaten by this morning’s temperature of minus 19C ! The first time the hairs in my nostrils have frozen. Was I in Lincolnshire or Finland – what a week it has been here for snow and low temperatures !