3D outline of route
All calm and peaceful at the Mungrisedale Village Hall - Won't stay like that higher up though !
Across the footbridge to the pub (closed today, so no pint for me on the return unfortunately). Souther Fell (pronounced 'Sooter') can be seen in the background.
Along the lane for 1/4 mile before turning right and onto the fellside.
Just after the gate is my right turn.
The pleasant path takes me back to the nose and then winds it's way upwards.
Views behind back down to Mungrisedale village and then over to the Pennines in the distance.
The wind was really whipping up - this photo cannot capture how strong it actually was. It was windy on Lonscale fell an hour ago but nothing like this. At one point I was on my hands and knees after nearly being blown over. If only my website could display video footage I would be able to give you an idea.
Souther Fell summit
A well constructed northern cairn with views from it over to Bannerdale Crags and Blencathra. Very grassy up here? - not sure where all the stone came from and why there's a cairn here is beyond me, the descent into Glendermackin doesn't look well trodden ?
The easy descent down to Mousthwaite Combe - and the wind is beginning to ease.
My gentle route back alongside the River Glendermakin.
Time to cross the river and head back.
Bannerdale Crags up on my left.
Looking back with Souther Fell to my side.
The path was disappearing into the river in some places, so a tad of rock hopping on the waters edge was necessary, but nothing tricky at all.
One area was so badly eroded and boggy, that help has now been provided with this very well constructed slab path.
Almost at an end now as I approach Mungrisedale.
No beer today - so time to head home, I'm on Grandson sitting duties in two hours time anyway, so I'd better get cracking back over the Pennines.