20th Feb. 04 - Gummer's How and Cartmell Fell
Probably the best walking weather EVER. Brilliant sun but cold.
Started with an ascent of Gummer's How (c1100ft). Then a 6 miler along Sow How lane and its Tarn and up over Cartmell Fell. The views to the Pennines and Morecambe Bay were awe-inspiring. Then back through Rankthorns Plantations to Foxfield and a clamber through the thick woodland of Astley's Plantation (probably shouldn't have been there - no paths - had to use my compass in the end) to return to the car.
|WOW! From Gummer's How looking over Lakeside and the steamers|
|Gummer's How summit|
|Looking north along Windermere|
|On Cartmell Fell looking towards Morecambe Bay sparkling in the sunshine|
|Cartmell Fell summit with the Pennines beyond|
|Sow How Tarn|