Due to a short walk on Saturday we planned a long walk on the Sunday due to a better forecast. We decided on a circuit up to High Raise from Grasmere, which turned out to be an amazing walk as the views were constantly changing in every direction.

We started up Castle How and Blea Rigg which gave us excellent views of Wetherlam and the mountains around Langdale valley. It was great to look down Langdale from above, although it was a shame that the light was very challenging photographically.

As we climbed up our views over Stickle Tarn and Pavey Ark improved until we got to the summit of Sergeant Man. At this point we had views over to Helvellyn, Fairfield, Crinkle Craggs and Bow Fell. After the short walk over to High Raise we then had views to the north up towards Skiddaw and Borrowdale.

The descent then took us down into a beautiful glacial valley and then along a final ridge as the sun light was fading. The final ridge did go on a bit with plenty of undulation, and unfortunately we got soaked in the last 20min of the walk.

Panorama over Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and the Landale Pikes
Strange light looking down Langdale towards Bow Fell
Becky in front of Wetherlam
Looking back towards Windermere
Fairfield and Helvellyn
Moody skies behind Pavey Ark and Stickle Tarn
Summit selfie
Panorama over Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and Esk Pike
Bow Fell, Gret End and Seathwaite Fell
Descending towards Bassenthwaite Lake
Looking down Wyth Burn
Looking down the descent ridge to Grasmere
Evening light in Esedale