Langdale in the snow
Published: Wednesday 8th Feb 2012
Written by: Natalie Barker
What a week we’ve had. Our first true snowfall this winter provided some real challenges for our guests arriving on Saturday (4th Feb), plenty of exercise (shoveling) for me and lots of excitement for our puppy. Sunday dawned with a heavy mist hanging over Langdale with no views beyond about 12 feet in front. Thankfully by lunchtime the mist had burned away leaving blue sky, powdery snow and sledging opportunities with the kids.
With no further snow during the week but freezing temperatures leaving our countryside looking it’s bright sparkly best, it’s been superb walking weather. Many people have not used the car all week. Wrapping up warm, getting in some good walks and finishing the day with a drink from any one of the valley pubs or sat in front of the fire seemed to be the natural order of things. Even the nights have been spectacular with bright moonlight reflecting off the snow and a clear starlit sky overhead, I managed most of a late evening run (9 ish) without ever having to turn on my head-torch.