|from Yew Crag looking over a dead calm Ullswater. We tried to find the path down to the lower Gowbarrow Fell track but that bracken is a force to be reckoned with eh?|
I'm still a little under the weather. My snot rockets aren't quite the right consistency to fly freely and every now and then I need to stop for a good cough. Having missed almost a week of training, I was hoping to get a decent length run in today. I planned a 25 mile run taking a high level route around Ullswater.
|our route, pretty much as planned - slight deviation at Yew Crag and a few unnecessary road miles|
|beautiful day at Pooley Bridge|
|the path we took goes over fields coming out at the hamlet of Bennethead|
|sat at Yew Crag watching Lakeland 100ers going past|
|in the other direction...we will eventually be running along that skyline|
|looking back from the climb to Boredale Hause. The route took on a distinctly more 'fell' feel from here on in|
|Jonathan on Angletarn Pikes Wainwright Summit. Brother's Water in the background.|
|Angle Tarn. Just near here we met a couple from South Carolina, "Y'all doing that Fell Runnin'?"|
|15 or 16 miles and starting to feel tired. It was a relief to see the Rest Dodd cairn but I knew there was a big climb ahead to the fells in the background.|
|The climb up to Rampsgill Head was the hardest part of the day for me. Here looking over to High Raise which was the next fell we ran to.|
|at High Raise, High Street is visible to the left of the cairn.|
|from here on the running got a lot easier but we were tired from an early start and a very hot day. Here we are at Wether Hill. There was no ledge to balance the camera on, hence the worm's eye view.|
|Jonathan at Loadpot Hill. |
"Are you going to jump on top?"
"I'll stand by the side of it"
|me too - the near easterns in the back ground|
Loadpot Hill was the last Wainwright of the day. We ran right past Arthur's Pike. I had been there a few days ago and Jonathan was more interested in getting to the shop for a drink. We carried on towards The Cockpit, a stone circle which acts as a bit of a navigation turn off point, but then turned down Aik Beck and went through the campsite at Park Foot.
Well, we didn't quite make it all the way through...