Just a quick post to celebrate the lovely June weather.

Dry and sunny with the temperature in the 20’s. Somewhat incapacitated from active  climbing – I don’t even want to know where my mates have been out cragging today. After catching up with the garden, I couldn’t resist a late afternoon look at Craig y Longridge. Quite a few out bouldering.  I have been waiting for the base of the far ‘Pit Area’ to dry out as I have a trio of tasty traverses there. Almost possible today, but one or two stubborn damp patches, give it a couple more days.

Pit Area when dry. 2011

So decided to have a walk up Longridge Fell in the evening sunshine. The usual circuit from the parking at Cardwell House up to the trig point and then round the forest tracks to give a pleasant 5 miles. The Vale of Chipping was looking very green and verdant. I have to appreciate what  a beautiful area is on my doorstep.

Chipping Vale.

Noticed lots of cars parked up on the roadside at Cardwell Quarry, so wandered in to find the Preston Mountaineering Club enjoying the sunny evening. Soloed a few routes and was entertained by the assembled climbers. Friendly lot as you would expect.

A busy Cardwell!

Enjoyed a lovely sunset later.

1 thought on “WHAT GREAT WEATHER.

  1. Alan Bates

    Shucks John, i was hoping you’d get up to Scafell on Friday. Still what a lovely evening to be up on Longridge Fell,


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