Two pretty lazy weeks walking on the Isle of Arran, and then it was back to work. A couple of day walks for Glasgow Life and a weekend working for Outlook Adventures with a silver DoE group in the Trossachs were new experiences, and thoroughly enjoyable though the best of the summer weather had definitely passed by this time.
Early in September I met Rob in the Lake District to spend the day with him climbing Hellvelyn. It was warm and bright as we set off from Glenridding but by the time we reached Red Tarn the views were disappearing. We climbed to the summit via Swirral Edge and descended over Striding Edge - a busy mountain by Scottish standards, so not a lot of solitude, but the mist did lift to give us some glorious views. The day was ended with a tasty cream tea by Ullswater - perfect!