Staying low

There may be a possible, albeit temporary softening to the incessant mild and stormy weather we’ve been experiencing lately on the way. But not just yet. Even then its possible that it may just be replaced by slightly cooler and stormy weather. We shall have to see.

It was only my second time out running in the past week (to make way for my annual pilgrimage to visit various far-flung family members) and with another weather front dragging itself across the fells of Cumbria bringing more rain and storm-force winds I opted to run on the lower fells close to home. A nice 12km circuit taking me up and onto Potter Fell and Brunt Knott in the South Eastern corner of the Lake District.

Trees growing near Gurnal Dubs

Woodland can happily grow in upland Britain if given a chance – here on an island on Gurnal Dubs

Potter Tarn

Looking south-west back towards Potter Tarn


Small scale tree planning in the catchment above Gurnal Dubs

Brunt Knott

It was a wild but clear afternoon on Brunt Knott today. Looking towards High Street.

Brunt Knott

Approaching the summit of Brunt Knott in windy conditions



About Richard Talbot

An accomplished fell-runner as well as being a keen climber and mountaineer. Since 2005 he has worked for the UK based manufacturer Mountain Equipment and is currently Director of Product. He has worked in the outdoor industry for over 15 years.
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1 Response to Staying low

  1. fundabolt says:

    Great photos – looks like a wonderful area to run. Currently new to off-road running but enjoying the Sussex Downs so much, I’d love to explore the UK

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