On Saturday we decided to walk up Pen-y-gent, I wanted to find a flower called Purple Saxifrage that grows there on Limestone.
When I started looking for Wild Flowers last year in April, one of the first people I started following was..
David Crossley http://orchidcrossley.blogspot.co.uk/
(Take a look as you can see he had better weather than me the week before)
He as done a few posts on this flower, and I have been waiting all year to go and have a look for my self . I came from Langcliffe so you could seen Pen-y-gent from our house, and I have climbed it a few times in the past.
We set of from Horton in Ribblesdale , and as you can see they had ad a bit of snow the night before.
We walked up past Brackenbottom Farm.
As you can see the sun was shinning.
This is looking back over to Horton
At this point I said
" The weather is just perfect "
....Famous last words.
The sky went black and we had a snow storm, this one did pass.
It was a had walk !!! before we climbed the hard shaley bit, the weather had cleared enough to see for miles.
To get close to the flowers was far to dangerous because of the snow and wind.
This is as near as I could get to them, which was OK
for today as the conditions were so bad.
The weather was getting worse.
But we made it to the top...
We won the award for the "not dressed for the weather" award...
things got even worse,
We decided it was not safe to go back the way we came, down the rocks. There was a sign saying to Horton but you could not see anything as it was snowing so hard. Just then a jogger came up from the bottom, we quickly followed his foot prints back down the hill till we found the path...Horton Scar
It snowed hard for the next four miles....
......What a great day......