Distance: 7km; Negligible ascent; Overcast but dry; with Isabel, Laura & Heather
Lynsey was away backpacking in the Yorkshire Dales making the most of the fact that summer had finally arrived! Yesterday, Isabel and I had a good morning stroll at Dunham Massey and today we had arranged to meet Laura and Heather for an ATP walk in the South Lakes as they were there on holiday for the week.
We left home in glorious sunshine and it remained sunny as we headed north up the M6 and it only started to cloud over and look increasingly grey when we were heading into the Lakes on the A591. It transpired that it was sunny pretty much everywhere else in the country today, yet we had managed to arrange to go walking in the only place where the sun was in hiding! However we didn't let this dampen our spirits and we had a good walk nonetheless.
As Adam was heading off mountain biking for the day, a walk from Ambleside was required as I doubted whether I could fit two pushchairs in our car boot! The obvious choice was a circuit up to Rydal by way of the coffin route and then returning along the minor road alongside the River Rothay, which we previously walked back in September last year, and this is indeed what we chose to do today.
|A CD tree!|
|Rydal waterfall from The Grot|
|The Grot and Rydal Waterfall|
|Stepping stones over the River Rothay|
|"Turning Point" in Rothay Park|
N.B. 30/10/12 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 22/07/12, (from 24/07/12)