When I was up Gable in mid October there was lying snow from the summit of Green Gable onwards. This is the second year that I have had the first snow at this time in the Lakes. Yesterday the winds made being outside unsafe and there was flooding in lower Swaledale and Wensleydale.

I have two days walking in the Dales booked next week (Hoove, Cleasy Hill and Water Crag amongst others planned) so I have my fingers crossed it will have dried out a little.