Wasdale Head, the classic view. We were woken up at 5 o’clock this morning by the hurrying sound of crunching feet on the gravel. It was photographers, racing to get the prime location to capture the sunrise. I wasn’t impressed but avoided muscling my way into the line of tripod set up like crows on a telephone wire. This is my take on that view a bit later than 5 o’clock.
I thought Wasdale was one of the quietest Lakeland valleys but a constant stream on minibuses and cars throughout the night headed up the dale and back. Walkers doing the National Three Peaks, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden inside 24 hours. With a lot of driving in between.