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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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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