Monday 26th March 2012
As the fact it was ten years since our first holiday together had been used as the excuse for taking this trip it was only right that we also revisited the first few Lake District tops we ever did together during that holiday. Although the route wasn't the same as our first Lake District walk together the first four fell tops visited were the first we ever did together, the one major difference being we could at least on this trip see where we were walking and the views around us. One other difference was that now, ten years later, we had also walked on, or at least could name, most of the summits we saw during the day.
One anniversary we weren't planning on repeating was the fact that today was also exactly ten years to the day since I broke my leg whilst coming down from Helvellyn.
Start: Red Lion Hotel, Grasmere (NY 3364 0757)
Distance: 11.25 miles Ascent: 883 metres Time Taken: 8 hours 30 minutes
Terrain: Generally on clear paths.
Weather: Hot and sunny.
Pub visited: Lamb Inn, Grasmere Ale Drunk: Hawkshead Bitter
Setting out from Grasmere and the view
across to Silver How, which was pretty much
Following the track to Silver How and Helm Crag is visible across the valley.
Silver How, the first summit of the day is
reached. In the distance Sergeant Man,
From Silver How's summit the place where I
broke my leg
Grasmere and Rydal Water look very inviting.
As we walked along the ridge to Sergeant
Lunch was taken on Castle How's summit and
then we headed for Blea Rigg. We believed that Blea Rigg
On route to Blea Rigg we get our first
view of Easedale Tarn,
From Sergeant Man's summit we get a view
back down the ridge we have just walked along.
Whilst at Sergeant Man we decided to take
the longest of the three routes we had planned for
............ Blencathra ...........
and Skiddaw, amongst others.
Heading for Low White Stones and still enjoying much better views than when we were last here.
As we cut across towards Greenup Edge this lone deer came into view.
Ullscarf across Greenup Edge as we start to drop off Birks.
At the top of Far Easedale another
decision, are we going down
Tired legs meant we opted for the easier route and headed down into Far Easdale.
Looking up at Calf Crag as we make a final stop to enjoy the last of the sunshine.
As we headed down Far Easedale we soon
found ourselves walking
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