|Winter’s claw still grasps our Lakeland Fells, as we in Borrowdale emerge from enforced hibernation. Here is our late winter Newsletter with attractive special offers and local goss.
Works to resurface the B5289 have seen road closures, detours and chicanes resulting in an unusually quiet start to the year. Peace and solitude – so tranquil for some – so lonely and isolating for others.
How must the young man who lost himself on Scafell Pike have felt as he began a second dark night out alone? I felt pretty beat after only five hours searching through knee deep slush and howling gales on the first night of the remarkable rescue. ( Click link) Thankfully he was found alive – but it remains a salutary reminder of how essential good navigational skills can be.
As with some other protracted searches of the Central Fells – this lone walker was found in Upper Eskdale … The picture above was our winter quiz – won by Ann Bristow from Atherton in Lancashire who most accurately described this beautiful view taken from the video of Lakeland Winter – by Guy Richardson. She wins an extra night’s stay – Free of Charge.