As we walked between the buildings at Wasdale Head is was a lovely warm afternoon, and at the time I thought we were in for a blue sky and sunshine walk from start to finish. We were hardly as far as the bottom of Kirk Fell however, and the cloud was already starting to build up. I suppose the plus side of this was a slightly cooler ascent of Kirk Fell. Although given the choice, I'd rather have had the sun on our backs for the whole route up.
To rub salt into the wound, so to speak, it did brighten up again towards the end of the walk. It was of little benefit to us on this occasion though. By the time we got back down to valley level the sun had gone behind Yewbarrow.