The weather in recent years has been great; 2011 was perhaps a little warm. 2012 was a little cooler. 2013 was our ideal day with little wind, no rain; not too cold cold, definitely not too hot, blue skies and pleasing soft sunshine.
Late March and April are changeable months when the sun is higher in the sky but the air mass over the UK is still wet and cold. This results in showery weather and often cold windy spells; however it is just as likely to be warm and dry. In 2008 we were woken on the sunday morning by heavy snowfall. If this had happened 24 hours earlier, the hike would have been a different event! Remember, you must still be prepared in 2013 for any wintry weather. Remember, hypothermia kills.More Weather at bbc.co.uk