Back from the Lakes

Wild camp on Nethermost Pike

Wild camp on Nethermost Pike

I am back from a truly excellent 5 day backpack trip in the Lake District. Great wild camps, excellent weather and the fine company of Terry Abraham and Chris Townsend.  We had Dan Richards – (Mark Richard’s son he of the Fellranger Guides fame) and Paul one of Terry’s mates join us on High Raise and Great Gable respectfully for a night’s camp.

I spent Sunday and Monday on my own starting at  Threlkeld, walking over Clough Head, the Dodds, Helvelyn and camping at Nethermost Pike, before dropping down the next day to Thirlmire Res and up onto the  opposite ridge, meeting up with Terry and Chris on Bleaberry Fell in the evening.

The three of us walked for the next 3 days, with Terry and Chris filming for a new DVD out in the autumn.

More soon, but here is a flavour of the trip in the follow photographs.

Temperature inversion - Great Gable

Temperature inversion – Great Gable

Old Shepherd's Hut

Old Shepherd’s Hut

We take a break prior to filming

We take a break prior to filming

Sunset on High Raise

Sunset on High Raise

Wild camp on Bleaberry Fell

Wild camp on Bleaberry Fell

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14 Responses to Back from the Lakes

  1. Looks like you had great weather 🙂

  2. Fantastic for most of the time. Really good suntan!

  3. David says:

    Wow, wish we had such good weather during our visit, but even with the low clouds and rain it was still a great trip.

  4. backpackingbongos says:

    Looks like you had a good trip Mark.

  5. McEff says:

    Excellent outing and some great pictures, Mark. Love the shepherd’s hut.
    Cheers, Alen

  6. Ha I thought of you as soon as I took the photo. That area around Clough Head is more Pennines than Lakeland in look.

  7. PhilR says:

    Great stuff, looks and sounds a quality trip. Some very nice photos, always good to see an inversion.

  8. surfnslide says:

    Some cracking wild sites there to add to the list to try. Look forward to the write up

  9. patrick says:

    I really enjoy the picture’s and must have been a great journey.

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