Slight Side Summit, The Lake District
With the early morning distant now some height has been gained.... Not without some points of interest and solitude in the fells.
From the village of Boot, ascending over fern terraces and craggy out crops, taking in Eel Tarn and Stony Tarn, possibly not the most orthodox route but pleasurable. For the most part the ground is almost like no-mans land, the crossing of the Quarigg Moss at times was drab, not a place to be if unfamiliar in fog and vagueness in the land and path. A place for your thoughts though, no foot traffic on this route..... No interruption and the ascent of Slight side is obvious and makes for more excitement than the past 30 minutes of the moss and the summit of Slight Side to ourselves.
The view here taking in the twins, Scafell and Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Allen Crags, Esk Pike
The final ascent of Slight side has its merits, rocky, scrambly and obvious that it is going to be an impressive summit to take vantage of the surrounds. The cairn nicely placed on the crest of the ridge, a great drop to sit back for the morning coffee.
There is history here as well, this land once trudged by the Romans and early Brits of the Bronze Age.
After this, Long Green and our goal for the morning Scafell.