Monday, 6 May 2013

Riggindale Crag and High Street

Golden Eagle 1
Whinchat 1 singing male
Redstart 1 singing male
Common Sandpiper 5

Year 187 (Golden Eagle, Whinchat)

A day of great extremes. We set out from the car park at Haweswater wrapped up in several layers of clothing and wooly hats and gloves, to face the cold, almost gale force wind. In truth it was touch and go if we could face the slog up Riggindale Crag in these conditions. However, by the time we reached the summit of High Street, the sun was out and it was roasting hot, so much so that we were walking in t-shirts and Skylarks were singing all around us!. Our return route took us over Kidsty Pike and Kidsty Howes, where for the third year running we saw Englands only Golden Eagle. We completed a truly beautiful day in the beer garden of the Haweswater Hotel, with only distant memories of the bad weather earlier in the day.

Harter Fell from Riggindale Crag, and Riggindale Crag and High Street from Kidsty Howes.

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