After a relaxed morning in Ambleside we headed out for a late walk to make the most of the improved weather in the evening. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t quite as nice as forecast, but it was still a lovely evening and a great walk.

Based on our time the day before, we set off at 4:30 which we thought would get us back just as it was getting dark. We made really good time and were back in 5h30mins just after sunset, which was a nice surprise.

As we set off from the cars it was very humid and we were not feeling that motivated by the late start, but thankfully as we climbed up to the first top our motivation increased, and the breeze made it feel less humid. The views were brilliant for the entire walk, which was much more undulating than the previous day.

We met a few other people out, who were mostly out for an evening wild camping. It looked like a nice way to spend the evening with the excellent forecast.

It was great to see a different perspective of some of the mountains I have seen so frequently in the Lake District, and see the contrast with the Yorkshire Dales due to being on the edge of the Lake District.

Looking back down the Kentmere valley
Walking up towards Yoke
Nearly at Yoke
Walking towards Ill Bell
Becky on Ill Bell
Becky in front of High Street
Looking back towards Windermere
Approaching the Thornthwaite beacon
Becky next to the Thornthwaite Beacon
Herdwicks in their natural environment
Becky on the summit of High Street
High Street summit selfie
Descending along another stunning wall
Kentmere Pike
Total distance: 20.56 km
Max elevation: 831 m
Min elevation: 140 m
Total climbing: 1158 m
Total descent: -1170 m