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Helvellyn walking weekend deluge

Those of you in more southern parts of the country will possibly have missed the torrential rain we had here in the lake district over the weekend. On Saturday the rain came down in biblical quantities and refused to budge at all until later in the afternoon, and then Sunday wasnt much better either.

However, we soldiered on with a great group, who luckily had a great sense of humour and a determination not to let the weather dampen their spirits.

After a very brief dry start from Helvellyn Hostel on Saturday morning we made our way up Whiteside where the downpour and winds really started in earnest, before heading onto the summit of Helvellyn. On our way down to Grisedale tarn, the weather got even worse and stayed with us for most of the rest of the day. Finally, thankfully the weather did improve a bit later in the day and we did manage to get a couple of descent views.

Then on Sunday we opted to stay out of the worst of the wind and rain with a short Ferry ride and a low level walk along the shore of Ullswater.

See the photos on Flickr here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mountain_hikes/sets/72157646186676072/

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