Saturday 18th January
Leader: Mike Earl
Photos: John Jones
A challenging ascent on a cold January day, but good views made it worth it.
Report: Mike Earl
Nine members of Burton Fellwalkers travelled to Glencoyne Bay car park. The weather was cold but dry with good visibility.
Leaving the car park we walked through Glencoyne farm and climbed steadily, passing Seldom Seen cottages on the way. After going through the fell wall gate, we enjoyed a stunning view of Ullswater.
Continuing onwards and upwards we arrived at Nick Head, turned left and gained the summit of Sheffield Pike (2232 feet above sea level). Here we enjoyed a well earned lunch break and super views of the surrounding higher fells which were covered in thick snow. Many photos were taken of the scenery, including Ullswater.
Suitably refreshed, we retraced our steps to Nick Head, crossed over the bridge, and descended to Glenridding by the steep zig-zag miners path.
Tea was taken at a hostelry before walking part of the Ullswater Way back to our cars. The walk was eight and a half miles in length with a height gain of one thousand nine hundred and fifty feet.