These are a few images from the last couple of visits to the Lakes District where the start of the New Year brought an improvement to the leaden grey skies of the summer. On Wednesday cold air began to spread in from the north east and conditions looked favourable for mist and fog patches to form in the Lake District valleys. After an enjoyable stomp up Causey Pike in the dark I soon found myself on its summit watching the sunrise over Derwent Water.
At the weekend I headed over to the Langdale area and had an enjoyable walk up Pike of Blisco with M and friends G& S. Despite setting out under grey skies by the time we reached Red Tarn the cloud had begun to lift and break and we were treated to increasingly distant views of the surrounding fells. By the time we reached the summit most hills were clear of cloud.