I had an email of someone recently who commented on how much I relish being "far from the madding crowd" and then went on to described me as being a "solitary soul". I couldn't agree more, and today I was certainly both of these. I never saw anyone else between leaving Pooley Bridge and reaching the Cockpit Stone Circle towards the end of the walk.
To state the obvious, if you're not too keen on being alone on the fells then this is a walk you might want to give a miss or perhaps take someone along with you for company, particularly at this time of year and even more so if the temperature is this low. There isn't really anything to fall off like there are on the more rocky and craggy fells, but this area really is like being in the middle of nowhere. Make a mistake here, and you could end up a heck of a long way from where you want to be.