We've had a busy day.
Lancaster parkrun in the sun. Undulating and slow, but good fun.
Coffee and shortbread with Marian in Patterdale.
Then Sue's first backpacking trip for nearly three years, and my first such outing since May 2017!
We set off at noon on a cool, breezy, sunny day. Crookabeck, Beckstones, Bridgend, then a steady pull up Hartsop above How. Lunch on the ridge. Stale oatcakes. Recycle them.
On upwards above Deepdale. Quite a few folk coming down. We plod on to Hart Crag. Good views to Windermere and Coniston Water. Easily on to the cairn strewn summit of Fairfield. West down steep gravel past wheatears towards Grisedale Hause, turning left to reach a spring and flat ground at Hause Moss.
Set up camp here at NY 350 115. An excellent spot. Tent up and brew on by soon after 5 PM.
Plenty of room in the Hilleberg Nallo. Now 15 years old but seems to be ok. We'll find out if it gets windy!