A very enjoyable day. An enjoyable Penrith parkrun with the sun lighting up Cross Fell, then I climbed Blencathra, my 214th and final Wainwright summit (a lovely fell to have deliberately left till last), had a more distant look at Blencathra from Castlerigg Stone Circle (somewhere I’ve long intended to visit but somehow never have), and finished with a drink and cake at the Bluebird Cafe (not my first visit!).
So, what’s next? Revisit some fells that I’ve only seen in fog or rain (I think Crinkle Crags is first on that list), and try some different routes up some of the best fells. Much as I wanted to complete the 214, it will be nice not to feel I have to go certain places, but can pick and choose more freely. Also there is quite a bit of the High Street ridge that I haven’t walked – Thornthwaite Crag to Wether Hill in particular. Troutbeck to Pooley Bridge would be a challenging but very satisfying walk. Lots and lots of possibilities.