Start/Finish : Grasmere
Wainwrights : Silver How
Distance : 3.5 miles
Height Gained : 1158 feet
Time Taken : 3 hours (including a summit picnic and ice cream in Grasmere)
I have walked past Silver How many times on the way back to Grasmere from along the Blea Rigg ridge but have never made the short detour to the summit. Now, being a bona fide Wainwright bagger, I had to make amends. It's only a short walk so I took my 7 year old son along for the ride. It would be his 3rd Wainwright (having previously climbed Helm Crag and Loughrigg Fell) and my 143rd. The weather was bit drizzly on the way up to the summit but then it brightened up. The cloud base was about 2500 feet so we had unimpeded views the whole way round.
|The upwards climb through bracken|
|Views back towards Fairfield (under cloud)|
|A drizzly looking Grasmere|
|Waterproof over the rucksack - genius idea!|
|Silver How summit|
|Views over Grasmere|
|Views along the Blea Rigg ridge towards the Langdale Pikes|
On the way down the rain stopped and the sun even threatened to come out. The boy had a great time dissecting sheep bones (Boys !?!) and wandering through head height (for him) bracken.
|The path back to Grasmere|
|Seat Sandal over Dunmail Raise|