|from the summit of Wansfell looking back to Wansfell Pike and Windermere|
The inlaws are over again. We planned a big family meet up at Brockhole today. Thinking my extended family would take themselves some time to organise, I set off early and squeezed in a Wainwright. I parked in Ambleside then headed up the road by Stock Ghyll until I saw the obvious path up to Wansfell Pike. From here I crossed the ridge along the side of the wall until I got to the true summit. I spoke to someone on Wansfell Pike who said that it must be annoying for walkers who think that Wansfell Pike is the Wainwright summit. Luckily, I had consulted A.W. prior to my journey who advised that:
"...at the south-west extremity of the ridge there is a rocky bluff known as Wansfell Pike, which is commonly but incorrectly regarded as the top of the fell."
|steep and hot climb to Wansfell Pike|
|up on Wansfell Pike|
|the continuation along the wall to the Wainwright summit. That must be Frostwick and Ill Bell on the horizon|
|back to Wansfell Pike and Windermere|
|The summit, also known as Baystones. There's a few Wainwrights in that direction that need bagging...|
From the summit, I found my way over to the road and headed back down the same way before meeting with the fam at Brockhole. Very hot today, tomorrow is a bank holiday but the forecast is not good. I'll keep my options open.