On Sunday we (that's me and the H's) went for a day trip to the Lakes, commencing with a brilliant 11 mile run from Coniston up Wetherlam, then along the ridge and up Swirl How, along the tops from there to The Old Man of Coniston before swerving sharp right and looping over Dow Crag and finally returning to Coniston following the Walna Scar Road. I took it nice and steady with my dodgy achilles but my achilles of doom held up pretty well all things considered.
After that it was a well deserved swimming (and bombing) session off of the jetty at the top of the lake and then we all had a pot of tea and sarnies (Harry had a hotdog) in the Bluebird Cafe at the Coniston Launch.
All in all the perfect Lakeland day out.
|Hester powering up Wetherlam|
|Harry cooling off|
|The top cairn on Wetherlam|
|Looking east from the top of Wetherlam|
|Windermere in the distance|
|Hester at the summit of Swirl How|
|Now at the top of The Old Man of Coniston|
|Top of Dow Crag|
|Goat's Water and The Old Man from Dow Crag|
|Looking towards Brown Pike|
|Harry in 'ears alert' mode|
|Lining up a bomb|