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.
Looks like you had great weather 🙂
Fantastic for most of the time. Really good suntan!
Wow, wish we had such good weather during our visit, but even with the low clouds and rain it was still a great trip.
Hi David, yes we were very fortunate with the weather.
Looks like you had a good trip Mark.
The business James!
Excellent outing and some great pictures, Mark. Love the shepherd’s hut.
Ha I thought of you as soon as I took the photo. That area around Clough Head is more Pennines than Lakeland in look.
Great stuff, looks and sounds a quality trip. Some very nice photos, always good to see an inversion.
Thanks Phil. Yes that was an excellent inversion. More on that soon.
Some cracking wild sites there to add to the list to try. Look forward to the write up
Thanks Andy.Coupled with good weather,it was one of the best trips in a long time.
I really enjoy the picture’s and must have been a great journey.
Sorry for delay in replying. I have moved in the last 2 weeks so been a bit busy. Thanks for your kind comments.