This week I decided to continue with the series from the Lake District, this time from an afternoon walk along the ridge on High Rigg. I already shared a panorama stitched from a few smartphone snaps, taken a little earlier in the walk. By the time I was walking down Wren Crag, however, I had already taken my DSLR out, so this photo was done more properly. You can see the craggy side of Long Band, and the path leading to the easiest way up. St John’s Vale is to the right, with Blencathra in the distance, barely visible through the afternoon mist (or was it low cloud?).
The walk was enjoyable, but a rather odd one. It was very atmospheric, at once peaceful (I don’t think I saw another person throughout) and eventful (I did manage to give my boots a thorough soaking in the mud, past ankle deep). It was also my second walk of the day, after an easy amble on Low Rigg in the morning. I wasn’t in any rush, but I do remember picking up the pace when I was past the midway point. It would be nice to revisit this place again on a sunny day. I don’t doubt the character of the walk would be completely different.