New Years Eve 2019 – Lonsdale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man and Skiddaw

We wake up to a stunning New Years Eve day. So we pack the bags and get going out of the house and head to the car park on top of Latrigg. With no definite plan as all walks are now dependent on Evie’s mood, we head off along the flat path of Lonsdale Fell.

Evie takes multiple trips through the river before we are allowed to move on.

Back in the pack to make a bit more progress we head up the very steep nose of Lonscale Fell.

Not before long Evie protests very loudly to being in the pack so we stop and have some food. Evie walks a little further and the progress is so slow that we consider turning back.

However within moments of being back in the pack she falls into a deep sleep. So I take my chances and put on a pace and keep heading upwards.

Making the decision to add in that little additional climb, we go through some snow patches to get to the top of Little Man. May be a long time before we find ourselves back up here so high again so may as well.

Finally we make it to the top. It’s been a long hard carry in the pack but Evie stayed asleep all the way to the top, which is the only thing that made it achievable.

A spot of food in the shelter, but even with our layers it was too cold to hang around for long.

Time to descend, I think Evie realised how cold it was as she put up no resistance to going back in the pack. And then we played horsey horsey most of the way back down the hillside to keep her amused.

A paraglider put enjoying the views as well.

Finally when we were down to warmer climes Evie gets out of the pack and gets a good walk down, jumping the rocks and other borders and running around.

The light doesn’t get much better looking back on the hills as we take our final few steps.

Look mummy – you must need one of these!! We enjoy a hot chocolate before getting back in the car. Its been a big day out and we are both tired. What a way to say goodbye to an amazing 2019

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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