An early 10am meet (that was still super early for us with Evie still only 7 weeks old) with some of my mums walking group,
the Bampton Amblers, for a walk up Helm Crag…. and a few more if we fancied it.
I was getting better at carrying Bean and a bag, but it was still super hard work doing that initial ascent up to the Bracken Hause saddle. There was a decision to be made. Continue right to do the round, or deviate left to bag Helm Crag.
Left it was, and worth it…. and no I did not climb to the actual rocky summit with a tiny sleeping baby.
Then back down and up onto Gibson Knott and Calf Crag, and we stopped somewhere here for a spot of lunch.
Some gorgeous views and a tiny tarn deserving of a swim (but not this time).
Then for our final ascent up onto Steel Fell. The walk was starting to feel very long, but the views were still fabby.
So that left the long descent back down….. our biggest day out to date, the body knew about it. Evie slept most of the day!