Tuesday, 20 February 2007

On Carrock Fell

Sunday, 18th February. These gentle, almost featureless fells, outliers to Skiddaw to the south east, have their own beauty. For one thing, lacking the drama and rugged character of the high fells, they are much less visited. They are lonely and remote, demanding no heroic feats of the walker but affording rare peace and tranquility. You can walk for miles, thinking your own thoughts, taking your own time, and never see another soul - unlike the fells round Keswick or Ambleside, for example, where you may be just one more in a long lines of other walkers, all panting and struggling to achieve a summit.
This is a view to the West - the thin blue line on the horizon is the Solway Firth.

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