Haweswater and Boiling Clouds

While daytime temperatures still have the feel of summer, early mornings definitely have a hint of autumn about them. This was certainly the case yesterday morning as I sat in my bivy bag waiting for the sun to rise above Haweswater in the Lake District.

01M-2306 Haweswater and Riggindale From Eagle Crag Lake District Cumbria UK.

I would have liked to have climbed higher up the ridge, but with cloud boiling over the tops of High Street and the surrounding fells, it would have been pointless. Instead accompanied by the raucous call of Ravens I stayed relatively low and enjoyed the spectacle of clouds racing across the cliffs above Blea Water and dissipating as they hit the colder air to the north.

The view towards the Gatescarth Pass and Adam Seat was even more atmospheric

Blea Water

As the cloud hit the colder air to the north it began to dissipate

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