One drawback of the tent was lack of porch space. However, with a bit of thinking, I tried a gull wing tarp. It was quite successful too, especially since we had fairly wet conditions. Arriving on the Monday afternoon we set up camp, drank quantities of tea and ate mince pies.
Tuesday, with sombre clouds cloaking the tops we opted for an easy (?) amble up and around Castle Crags.
Gradually, as the morning wore on, the sky cleared and we treated to a few wonderful views.
Looking over toward Little Gatesgarthdale.
From Castle Crag it was a long descent back down to the river. We had a brief diversion to visit an interesting, lumpy wee hill.. With more wet weather coming in, we eventually had to don waterproofs. A visit to the pub on the way back and then it was back to the tent. It rained on and off for most of the night with a few strong gusts of wind. It was surprisingly mild though. Wednesday saw us heading home again. A short visit but an interesting one.