The cloud was meant to lift late morning, but it didn't, so most of the walk was done in thick clag, visibility of just a few metres. Fortunately there were good paths, though some of the summits had cairns and others didn't, and there were cairns on high points which weren't summits, so that was a bit confusing. I did get out map and compass a few times as well as checking GRS co-ordinates to see where I was, as I couldn't see anything around me to help identify where I was other than knowing I was usually on a path! Mild and practically no wind, just all grey until the last couple of hills (descending back from Causey Pike cloud started to lift, then Outerside and Barrow were clear). In a way, it worked out well, I never realised until the end just how epic the horsehoe was (the higher mountains kept their tops in the cloud even by late afternoon, but still looked impressive), it might have looked quite daunting if I'd been able to see where I was going?! A great walk this, with flexibility to cut it short (as some people did today, not that it was busy anyway), or to add detours out to other nearby hills.
Can't remember with 100% certainty if I got the right summits matched with the right names on these photos, and I maybe didn't take photos of all 9 anyway given the utter lack of views..
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