/ Lakedistrict Conditions - How much snow?
Just wondering what ground conditions are like in the Lakes at the moment? Hoping to do the Pillar ridge walk via the Sca Fell range next Saurday (16th March)...
Whereabouts is the snow line sitting at the moment?
Not sure what you mean by "Pillar ridge walk via the Sca Fell range". There is a lot of rock hard neve about, and ice.
And it's due to get a lot colder for the next week, possibly with new snow.
Although be aware there were still some isolated patches of very hard snow at the start of this week - there were a number of accidents with people taking long slides down it. Might well have changed by next weekend, though.
We've had a few flurries all day in the western lakes. Looks to be a fair drop over Caldbeck, Skiddaw is white to below Ullock Pike, and Grasmoor/Hopegill head and the surrounding peaks look very white as well. It's baltic at the moment with an icy NE wind, so should hang around if conditions don't change too much.
Forecast to stay baltic until Friday, when it's due to warm up and either rain (met office) or snow a lot (mwis).
A bracing -5 with a light dusting of snow on the Cumbrian coast at the mo.
A light covering of snow (half to one inch) in Penrith at the moment.
Met Office still say "Quite unsettled and cloudy with outbreaks of rain throughout the day ... Freezing level above the summits."
Back out over next couple of days, Langdale / Coniston areas so will update.
Met Office has now switched to saying snow above 450m, which is what I want to hear so I'll stop looking in case it changes :)
Stickle ghyll had a few frozen waterfalls, but was all thawing pretty quick
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