First walk after actually moving to the Lake District. Dad chose it, I think because it was flat and easy. I like taking on fells as a rule even though I can be very slow at actually getting up them. This was actually a scenic walk although walking round it felt more like a recce mission scouting out the fells I want to do soon.

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Within the first mile or so the views are already good, I worked out what the fells I am looking at are. I have since forgotten.

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The dog found this part of the walk far easier than it’s owners. If you aren’t sure on our feed there is a slight scramble for you here, we were able to walk it though.

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You don’t get this at the top of the fells. There are advantages to lakeside walks, the wildlife can be more varied.

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About half way round and time for a lunch stop (reasonably sure this was well after lunchtime). Nice spot for a picnic.

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Seven easy miles, but remember your boots or your trainers will get wet and smell your new flat out for a while.

When: 22/08/16     Afternoon (I think)
How far: 7 miles
How long: I think it was about 3 hours including a 20 minute lunch stop. We stopped a bit though, you could hurry round a lot quicker.
How hard: Easy but very short almost scramble makes this unsuitable for those less sure of their feet. We met a group who seemed to regret their choice of walk.
Who with: Mum and Dad

Has walk the fells man done it: Of course he has at least 14 times. Although he seems to do it clockwise. I liked the way we did it, I am sure he has his reasons.

 

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