Drawing 262: Dollywaggon Pike

Direction of view: SW

Notes: From the track up Grisedale – the track is visible in the sketch.  Drawing 299 is only about 100 yards further along the track.  The trees have changed a bit, otherwise this view still looks similar to what AW drew.

Comments: I took image 1 on slide film on 24th January 1981, along with its companion, Drawing 299.  Peter Messenger and I parked in Grisedale (still possible then) among cars gathered for a fox hunt (ditto) and after getting these sketches continued to tackle Nethermost Pike via the east ridge.  We went on to Dollywaggon Pike, then down the Tongue to Ruthwaite Lodge.

I took image 2 for the digital project on 24th April 2014 on a fascinating walk with Peter Watson.  We walked up Grisedale, and got this sketch and number 299, both in reasonably good conditions.  We continued up to Ruthwaite Lodge, and then ascended by the cascades into Ruthwaite Cove, having lunch at Hard Tarn, a delightful spot amidst fine scenery.  We climbed the east ridge of Nethermost Pike, then went on to Helvellyn and down Striding Edge.  An excellent day out in good weather.

This drawing does not appear elsewhere in Wainwright’s published works.