A wet start to the day but by late morning the rain had left us with a lot of grey cloud and a coolish breeze. We parked up in the NT car park at Fell Foot and set off to walk up Gummer’s How. The first mile or so was up a steep lane, with glimpses through the trees of Lake Windermere below.
At the top of the hill there is a Forestry Commission car park, from here the footpath continues across the moorland and up a steep incline, much of which is up a series of higgledy piggledy stone steps – quite daunting to the eye but actually not that bad!
The top 321m !
We spent a while up on the top exploring all the different view points – low level cloud preventing us from picking out the higher peaks (like we would know then from sight!) but pretty amazing anyway..
To the north end of Lake Windermere
To the south..
And looking over to the ever present Morecambe Bay..
We rambled around up here some more before taking much the same route back down.
I have climbed Gummer’s How a few times as a child but I’m afraid it brought back no particular memories. This on the other hand…
The little jetties onto Windermere at what was Lakeland Caravan Site, Sitting in the shadow of Gummer’s How, where we spent a good few Easter Holidays as children pottering on the water with our dinghy – happy days!
Two thoughts of the day:
I wish I could remember better those childhood days!
Poppydog remains on high alert although Football Boy appears to have gone home!