Well, the weather forecast has changed dramatically from torrential rain to reasonably dry and very mild according to the Met Office. There does seem to be some discrepancy between the forecast for the North West and for the Lakes. Now I’m too experienced to believe this totally, but there is hope!
The fact that it’s going to be mild might persuade me to take a lighter sleeping bag and adjust a bit of clothing. I think I’ll take a range of options with me and decide when I get there. Very much looking forward to this trip.