Winter wonderland Lake district,wild camp on Castle How Feb 19

Discussion in 'Trips Reports' started by Munro277, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    winter wonderland,wild camp on Castle How Feb 2019


    With a recent house move under my belt, most days and evening have been spent working on the house,so it was good to get out to recharge the senses

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    I met Lee just outside Grasmere and we chatted away as we strolled past Sour Milk and up into a winter wonderland


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    The snow was a good depth & cover and with the sun out it was a pleasure to be out covering ground

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    We pulled up past Codale tarn and then had a break..i,ve always loved the view over too the Langdales from here

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    It had been hard work in the snow and with another possible,snow dump due on the A66,Lee was keen to get an early start,to his drive back home

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    We pitched up on Castle How on a lovely spot,shelters up we set off to find some water,after 15 Mins we found some and with a few good kicks it was soon running

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    While the sun was up it was almost warm in the shelters as we brewed away the late afternoon and early evening

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    The wind wasn't hard but with the low temps it had a nasty bite to it, we lost the sunset to distant hills but as we thought,we were treated to some great light across the valley

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    The light gave soft glow to the Hellvelyn range with Fairfield getting the last kiss of heat

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    The wind and coldish temp(-4c)gave a nasty windchill so i hide in my bag for a while,a shout from Lee had me stick my head back out

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    I was very soon back in and pulling on layers and grabbing my camera, luckily the wind dropped off after 10 mins so i stayed out for an hour or more,taking a pic,then getting the feeling back in my fingers again

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    Ive seen alot of night skies, but this was one of the best ive had for many a year....the Milky Way clear as a bell

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    I think i caught some meteors in this shot ?

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    Dawn came by the hands on the clock rather than coloured skies,but we did spy a little colour under the dark heavy clouds that covered the skies

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    It was nice to get out in some nice snow,topped of with a great night sky,thanks for viewing
    Safe Travels peter
    Heres a link to the video i did,im doing them with out music now as Youtube is being painful

    MAKE SURE TO SELECT 1080 OR 720 HD FOR BETTER VIEWING
  2. Mountain Mackem

    Mountain Mackem Backpacker

    Some nice nightime photos and looks like a.good trip out.
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  3. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Cracking pics and a good write up, gonna watch the video now.
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  4. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Absolutely amazing mate

    What exposure setting did you use on those night sky pics?
  5. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    ISO between 1000 and 2000. All f1.7. Exp of 10-20 sec. that help ?
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  6. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Very nice pics, looks like a great trip.
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  7. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    :thumbsup:

    Thank you
  8. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Great pics mate. What's the product placement all about?
  9. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Just helping Basecamp foods along ;)
  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    *no words*
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  11. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Great pics and report again Peter

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  12. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Bleedin beautiful, looks amazing!!!
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  13. Daymoth

    Daymoth Ultralighter

    This is amazing. I am so jealous.
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  14. Mark

    Mark Backpacker

    Well done and thanks for taking the time to share.:geek:
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