One of those days that is so much better than you could ever even imagine – as soon as it is light everywhere is a picture of winter perfection.
After driving down through some beauty, turned fog, and then up a dicey and slippy Kirkstone Pass, we load up the packs and set off from the pass car park.
Not long into the walk, Evie’s favourite thing – ice! So with her and Oliver given icicles to suck on we start up the path.
Where steps turn into full on scrambling, throw in a bit of ice and we had to be pretty careful up some of the ‘path’
Making it up to the icy cairn of Red Screes
The views were phenomenal
A spot of lunch in the shelter before we continue our walk to the nearby top of Raven Crag
Evie surveys the very large icy puddle with funky wind blown ice patterns on top.
Enjoying the walk between the two, with lots of banks to scramble on, ice puddles to skate on and an enjoyable flat top to run on.
We make it to Raven Crag (only about 500m from Red Screes). And then they want to keep going!!
Wrong way, so we call them back…. turnaround point.A beautiful view over Windermere though.
They are back in the packs, tired and sleeping, so Claire and myself decide to make a mad dash down to Middle Dodd. We get there, take the compulsory pic, and turn back around up to where we came from!
It was worth the down and up though. More beautiful views and with sleeping minis we actually get a decent chat…
The frosted grass – not often you get it this good.
Once finished we have just enough light left in the day to get to Ullswater.
A cold swim for mummy with the swans whilst Evie, Oliver and Claire enjoy freezing ice cream for doing so well today.
Does it get any better?