Blue Skies on Gummers How

Name of walk Blue Skies on Gummers How
Date of walk 2013-11-10
Distance walked (miles) 2
Duration of walk 1 hours 0 minutes
Weather Blue skies and sunshine
Peaks on walk Gummers How
Walked with Brendan
Parking Gummers How car park

I had my knee arthroscopy on Monday. My consultant said that it is supposed to be about six weeks until I climb any fells. But I’m sure he ‘really’ meant six days! I think that ‘time’ for fell walkers works roughly along the same lines as the concept of ‘dog years’ does for dogs! 😉 I easily managed the 52 steps up to St. Mary’s bell tower, for bell ringing practice on Tuesday evening, so the next step had to be a small fell.  Today had blue skies and sunshine, so this afternoon Brendan and I drove to the Gummers How car park for the easy walk through the woods up to the summit, in order to enjoy the excellent views out over Windermere, and to the surrounding fells.

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Gummers How summit.

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Walking through the woodland. Some gorgeous colours today.

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A bull beside the path. One of the many Luing cattle on the fell.

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Some more cattle above us.

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Mr. Bull, thankfully fully occupied with eating.

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Looking down the pitched path. Knee fine!

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Just need to head left around the next corner, then it is up to the summit cairn.

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Summit view. Some children on the cairn.

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We walk further on to get a view down to Lakeside.

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Looking up Windermere.

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Fairfield Horseshoe.

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Snow on Skiddaw. I wish I was there!

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The Coniston Fells in the distance.

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Lovely autumn colours.

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Fairfield and Scandale Horseshoes.

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I take a perch on a rock and admire the view.

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Another view over towards a snow covered Skiddaw.

We were there and back in an hour. No problems at all with the knee. Hmmmmm….snowy Skiddaw on Tuesday? It is sooo tempting!

Jo.

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