Although I enjoy walking up hills from time to time, I hadn’t done it for a while. But this was a good reminder that I really do enjoy it.
I found Loughrigg Fell to be a particularly rewarding walk. As with the area around Aira Beck, there are lots of different ways you could go about it.
There are a few different summits to explore and for a while I couldn’t work out which one was the one to climb. All the more opportunity to see some of the fantastic views.
Also like Aira Beck, it was very quiet for the most part, but with more people at the main attraction. People who came up to see views like this.
Inevitably, my photographs do not come close to conveying how lovely the views are up there.
I went down in the opposite direction to the way I came up, and saw the people milling around on the beach at Grasmere lake.
Since I had a bit of time on my hands, I decided to go for a wander round part of Grasmere lake as well.
That topped of a brilliant day. It began with an early start in Dundee, setting off for a four hour long journey to Aira Beck. Then from there, via the Struggle, up a 1,000 foot hill and round a lake.
It’s a lot to cram into one day if you haven’t had much sleep. Inevitably it unravelled a bit after this. I kept on getting lost on the way to my accommodation for the evening, and ended up not eating anything in the evening.
I guess I needed a rest, but watching television in a Travelodge for several hours is quite a comedown.