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