Throw Back Thursday – Dawn in Ennerdale

A Cumbrian country lane at dawn

Early morning as the sun began to wake up, I made my way along the country lane towards Ennerdale Water. Having camped the previous night near Ennerdale Bridge, I woke to find the tent covered in ice and frost; it had been a cold one. Dawn was only just breaking but I was already packed up and out on the trail again, needing to get warm. The early light was beautiful and the frost sparkled like stars in the grass. A light mist lingered along the valley and the mountains that I was heading for, the Red Pike/Haystacks ridge, seemed to watch me as I walked.

I’ve always liked this picture taken nearly five years ago, it reminds me of an awesome morning when serenity and solitude surrounded me and I was looking forward to another day on the Wainwright Coast to Coast Trail, the first day in the mountains proper. The English Lake District provides some of the best walking you could wish for. It’s no wonder that Alfred Wainwright loved it so much. I have to say that I love it too, and I’ve spent many happy weeks camping there over the years.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings, and I hope you enjoy exploring with me.

Until next time,
Your friend
The Dorset Rambler

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