On the edge of the Lakes

A photographic trip report of a short walk we did when we returning home from a weekend trip to Blackpool. We left the motorway at Kendal to skirt the edge of the Lake District – passing by Windermere with a stop at Amblesisde.

From this busy village we took a short walk up Wansfell Pike. We followed a path that lead up past Stock Ghyll Force and out on to the grassy slopes of Wansfell. From the summit of the western end of the hill – Wansfell Pike – we dropped down to the tiny village of Troutbeck. We returned to Ambleside by Skellghyll Wood.

A lovely, short walk, for an all too brief trip to the Lakes.
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In Brontë Country

Haworth Moor

After completing my four days of work-related training at Keldy Forest I felt as though I’d been through a wringer and hung out to dry, but very hyper, so a wee walk was in order. We flitted across to Haworth Youth Hostel as hubby wished to visit a bus open day thing at Keighley. I wandered into the local Tourist Office in the village and picked up a leaflet about a few local walks.

I opted to walk out on to Haworth Moor to visit Bronte waterfall and Top Withins. The ruins of Top Withins are reputed to have been the inspiration for Wuthering Heights, the home of the Earnshaw Family in the classic novel by Emily Brontë . Not that I’m a Brontë fan; I’ve only read Jane Eyre and didn’t like that.
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Scrambling on Snowdon

Recent work commitments for my husband (my walking partner) meant a trip to Liverpool, so I tagged along too and we arranged a short walking trip to Snowdonia.

The Snowdon Horseshoe

We chose to tackle the classic route up Snowdon – the Snowdon Horshoe with the wonderful ridge walk over Crib Goch. We thought that going mid week at the tail-end of winter would mean it would be pretty quiet. Oh we were wrong! We got rather snarled up in traffic leaving Liverpool and when we got to our starting point at Pen y Pass at the back of 11am. we were shocked to see the car park was already full. After 3 or 4 circuits we’re just about to give up and resolve to return earlier the next day when we spotted a group of folks about to leaves so nabbed their empty space. We were booted and kitted up by about noon; a rather late start for what the guide book says is a 6 – 8 hour walk.
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