Sunday 25th March 2012
I certainly hadn't woken up this morning expecting to be visiting Carron Crag today but John had woken up with a bad back and the whole holiday looked in doubt. Once we had decided we were going to go away we needed to find an easily accessible fell that offered a short walk, on easygoing terrain that would enable us to assess just how good or bad John's back was and Carron Crag fitted the bill.
Start: Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre (SD 3362 9418)
Route: Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre - Carron Crag (TP) - Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre
Distance: 3.25 miles Ascent: 236 metres Time Taken: 3 hours
Terrain: Clear paths.
Weather: Warm and sunny.
Pub visited: Ambleside Tavern Ale Drunk: Thwaites Wainwright
After a relatively quiet drive up the M6
we began our holiday with an
A hazy view along Windermere.
It was so warm the shade offered by the forest's trees was very welcome.
No wrong turns on this visit meant we soon had our first sight of the summit of Carron Crag.
But first we had to explore the piece of artwork
Mind it is a bit small to be a stargate.
The recent sunny and warm weather meant
that the rocks were nice and dry,
Although the views were hazy we could at
least see the fells on this visit to Carron Crag.
Yes that could definitely be a stargate on a distant planet.
It was just about possible to make out the Fairfield Horseshoe from the summit.
No sign of the coast though as we looked down the Rusland Valley.
We must have spent a good 30 to 45 minutes
around Carron Crag's
Heading down to the main track and this little fellow catches my eye.
Back at the car park and the two
woodcutters have disappeared from the forest but it appears that there
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