After several heavy bouts of rain overnight it was not raining when I woke up this morning. The plan was for an early start so we could get across to Langdale and get a parking space in the car park opposite the hotel – which is the nearest one to the start of the path. This meant setting the alarm for when it was still dark. Richard got up and walked across to the cabin to sort his breakfast – I stayed in my tent and had breakfast in bed.
We did get a good parking space, we were second in the car park – and set off at about 9am in what would prove to be variable weather. Some sun, a bit overcast, a few drops of rain and one heavier spell that lasted five minutes and even fog. But no wind and it was not cold.
We were in no hurry so about 10.30am we stopped for tea and cakes – just by the bridge that takes you over Stickle Ghyll.
I was using my Golite backing sack as a daypack – obviously nearly empty but a very comfortable bag to carry.
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We stopped for more tea at Stickle Tarn – where the sun came out and then the fog drifted in.
We were down at about 4pm having had an excellent day on the hills.