April Squares: Silver How

Our “top of the world” ramblings have so far taken us to the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, and Hungary. Now it’s time to return to the UK and spend a few days in England’s Lake District. We are regular visitors, and should have been there a few weekends ago had circumstances been normal.

Silver How is a walk we have done often – it can be tackled straight from the front door of our favoured hotel in Grasmere. In fact, the hotel is just visible above as a yellowish building to the left of my right elbow. Here’s John at the summit cairn, and here’s a little more information about the walk: Lake District walks: Silver How.

Linked to Becky’s #SquareTops challenge.

44 thoughts on “April Squares: Silver How

  1. theyearwithoutwimbledon May 20, 2020 / 09:21

    I usually go to Grasmere for a weekend every April, but it was cancelled this year, because of the circumstances. Can’t wait to go back! Thanks for sharing the photos.


    • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter May 20, 2020 / 10:30

      We went annually too for a while, then it dropped to every 2 or 3 years. Our last visit to the Lakes was June 2019. I can’t wait to go back either, but it won’t be for a while. Thanks for visiting!


  2. samfiftysomething April 13, 2020 / 18:46

    I love the Lake District , how can anyone not? Your photographs are beautiful and show it in its glory 🙂


  3. Birgit April 13, 2020 / 15:48

    This looks so pretty and I wish I could dive into the pictures and be there. Hope your Easter was good.


  4. the eternal traveller April 13, 2020 / 02:26

    We enjoyed the Lake District so much and would definitely like to return for longer one day. It is so beautiful.


  5. claudiabookwright April 13, 2020 / 00:39

    Love the photos of you and John “on top of the world.” Colorado’s high country is for all intents and purposes closed. Those small towns up there just don’t have the medical facilities to deal with Covid-19 cases. All the ski slopes are closed. They’re still getting great snow up there, though. We’ve gotten about 3 inches here at our house and it’s supposed to snow right through tonight and tomorrow. We are still walking in our city parks — observing the 6 feet social distancing and wearing masks. Hope your mother is still doing well. And that you and John are having a good Easter. Stay safe.


    • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter April 13, 2020 / 07:53

      Thank you Claudia. Much the same here, people are told not to go to the Highlands and Islands and other rural areas. You still get some idiots who think they can take a holiday there though, and it’s easier to keep them off the islands because the ferries can monitor who goes. Mainland rural areas have more of a problem. We can walk locally, though it’s largely urban. The parks, canal towpath, and riverside walkway feel too crowded to me, and the cyclists and joggers are not always considerate. Hope you stay safe too.


  6. Heyjude April 13, 2020 / 00:39

    Beautiful photos. I’d love another holiday in the Lakes.


  7. Retirement Reflections April 12, 2020 / 21:15

    Hi, Anabel – I’ve greatly been enjoying your Top of the World travel series. It has been especially refreshing in our current no-travel times.
    Wishing you and John a happy and healthy Easter!


  8. shazza April 12, 2020 / 19:52

    Looks like one I need to try in the future. X


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