In October 2021, I set off from the village of Thackthwaite in the Lake District to bag two more Wainwrights : 29 Fellbarrow and 30 Low Fell. I wild camped on Low Fell overlooking Crummock water.
The overall hike is only about 3 miles, and the maximum elevation was 423m.
I collected water from crabtree beck which lies 1000ft east of the low fell summit. The weather during the day was cool and dry but as evening arrived so did the rain and wind.
During the night the winds were gusting up to 30mph but the mighty Hilleberg Soulo didn’t budge an inch. Packing up in the morning was challenging but thankfully it was only a few miles back to the car.
As a hypnotherapist, I know how important being in nature is. Hiking and wild camping gives me an opportunity to disconnect from my busy life and reconnect with what is important – inner peace.
Sitting on a mountain, listening to nothing more than the sound of the wind and the birds (and occasional sheep!) is good for the soul.
The video is part of the Wainwright Challenge to hike all 214 of the Wainwrights in the Lake District, England