A sudden return to winter weather with lots of snow and very cold days led to us venturing out on a walk up Langstrath in Borrowdale, rather than enduring the strong and bitterly cold winds on the summits.  Langstrath is an unusual, long Lakeland valley in that is only accessible on foot, this imbues it with a similar feel to that which can be experienced in many valleys of the Scottish Highlands.  At this time of year and in this weather it is possible to also have the place to yourself – a rare pleasure in the Lakes!  On warm Summer days it can be very busy, as visitors flock to Blackmoss Pot (image) to enjoy the deep pool.

Steve offers guided walks all year round in the Lakes and further afield.  If you would like support for your adventures in the mountains and remote valleys please get in touch for a chat.  He’ll be pleased to hear from you and happy to help: 07796 213817 and