Seat Sandal – 24/08/19

The weather has faired up, it’s the weekend, Claire and Oliver are around, so what else to do but hit the fells…. for an adventure.

Every walk is now becoming a mini adventure, as the minis want to walk!

We meet at Dunmail Raise and set off up the footpath towards Grizedale Tarn.

Released from the packs and off they set…. The bracken is super high to begin with but the path soon opens out.

For the first time ever Evie and Oliver positively wanting to hold hands whilst walking.

In truth I think Evie initially thought that between Oliver and Claire she would get a 1-2-3…. wheeeee, but she soon realised that was not to be the case!

Claire is the chosen one for helping at this point!

We make slow progress but it doesn’t matter. Today is a gorgeous day and we have nothing to rush for.

It’s also a truely gorgeous setting and the stream that you follow up is beautiful as it falls down the hillside drop after drop.

After a little pack time and a lot of whining noises, we stop for a picnic in the hope that this solves some of the problems for the minis who can walk but not yet verbalise.

Packed up again and ready to go, we continue up the last bit, a short but steep section….

Evie ‘singing ‘ and Oliver sleeping we make the summit.And what a grand summit it is- may not be the tallest but the views are spectacular.Lots of rock climbing to be had…

And more rock climbing….

….eventually we manage to get Evie back into the pack once more to descend the slightly dodgy path back to Grizedale Tarn.

Evie and Oliver have a blast – paddling and throwing stones don’t lose their amusement value in an hour. And it allows me a swim in this most beautiful of settings.

Finally though it is time to have one last picnic before we all get dressed, pack the bags and descend. Evie’s turn for a sleep …..

What an amazing day of adventure and fun for us all – one to be remembered .

Author: eviedykes2018

I am almost 40 years old, with a love of the fells, the outdoors and travel. I work as a physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor. Having a baby at this point in life is a big change to my world. This blog is about how I go about my adventures with Evie, from day 1 onwards.....

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