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Return to the Howgill Fells

March 6, 2013

Yesterday, we returned to the Howgills, climbing up Knott from Sedbergh. We went up preparing for another frosty walk, like last week.  There was frost on the ground as we set out for Sedbergh.Howgill Fells Knott 028

But even as we left the town, the mini-heatwave started. By the time we were walking around the edge of Sicker Fell, we were sweltering in the heat. Crossing the Ashbeck Gill, we began the steep climb up to Knott.

Not like an English early March this, more like a hot day in July.

By the time we reached the summit we were gasping for tea. Despite the remaining snowy patches, we took off our coats.

Under the beating sun – as they say in all the worst desert books – we made our way up  towards the heights of the Howgills, before descending the eastern side of Winder and back down to the town.

Blimey, it was hot!

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