Two more Wainwrights climbed: Harter Fell and Green Crag. For my overseas readers these hills ("fells" in the nomenclature of the Lake district) are situated in our Lake District National Park and are about an hour and a half's drive from where I live.
The "Wainwrights" is a list of 214 peaks in that park described by one Alfred Wainwright in the 1960s. Wainwright was an eccentric fellwalker who published a series of hand written guides incorporating his own unique system of quasi three dimensional drawings depicting routes of ascent for the hills, and these became classics. Ardent walkers now strive to complete their own ascents of these peaks.
|A sample page from a Wainwright guide|
The knee is till giving me problems although not as bad as it was on the Newlands Walk (see my previous post). This walk was only about six miles, but there was some rugged pathless terrain.
There is little else to report so let these pics speak for themsleves - it was a hazy day and not ideal for photography.
|Colourful crag halfway up the ascent of Harter Fell|
|Green Crag, my second summit from Harter Fell summit. The terrain in between was very boggy and hard going|
|Getting closer to Green Crag|