Saturday and not working, and it's reasonably sunny, so we head for Chapel Stile and Lingmoor Fell. Previous visits have all been from Blea Tarn side so we are soon lost amongst the quarry workings. Well at least its interesting amongst the workings. We dont find the path til we reach the gate to the ridge.
Must be one of the best viewpoints in the Lakes.
The views from this ridge are splendid. I could say breathtaking but I am still waiting to see a view that has me doubled up gasping for breath.
When you get to my age everywhere you go brings back memories of past trips. walking down Mickleden, nackered, with my dad when I was 12 after climbing Scafell Pike. My brother and me jogging down from Pavey Ark in trackies and trainers, 30 years ago, after a day climbing in the sun and wondering why walkers were dressed as if for the Antarctic. The arrogance of youth.
Well we go off track again and descend from Lingmoor Tarn to the Cumbria Way via some interesting little gills and detours to avoid vertical vegetation.
Another great day topped off by a visit to the cafe in Chapel Stile. I can recommend the bacon bun.