Through The Viewfinder and What Alice Found There
Last weekend I unexpectedly ticked off another Wainwright fell, bringing my grand total up to 101! My plan had been to visit the Christmas Market in Keswick and have a weekend off hiking, but waking up early on Sunday (out of routine now) and seeing the fantastic forecast for the day, I just couldn't resist!
A few weekends ago I decided to hike up Wansfell. I've already ticked this Wainwright off my list but after looking on my SummIT app (a great way to keep track of which Wainwrights I've done) I discovered there are actually two summits - one known as Wansfell Pike and another known as Baystones. Last time I hiked Wansfell I went to the top of Wansfell Pike so decided this time to head up to the other summit. Another reason I wanted to hike Wansfell a second time was because all the photos from my first walk up there were sadly lost after my laptop broke, so I wanted to try and get some more shots of the summit to go in my Wainwright photo album. My last hike up Wansfell was on an extremely windy day with gusts of up to 80mph at times and a few really heavy (and painful) hail storms! You can read the blog post here. However, this time the weather seemed to be the total opposite - sunny, still and calm, with great views in all directions...
At the weekend I took a break from doing the Wainwright's (I can relax a bit now seeing as I've reached my target for the year) and instead decided to go walking in Yorkshire for a change. I often forget that Cumbria borders with the Yorkshire Dales and a short drive out to the east can find you among the classic rolling hills of the Yorkshire landscape. Being used to the tall peaks, deep valleys, vast lakes and hidden tarns of the Lake District, the gentle green landscapes surrounding the small village of Malham made a nice change for my Sunday walk.
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