The forecast was set to be fabulous but cold so my plan was to get out and make the most of the day. Typically the forecast wasn’t quite correct, and the day happened in the opposite weather way round!
Setting off from the Red Head car park, we walked around the old coach road until getting to the long plod up.
A boggy path that just keeps on going, we got to a point where there was a bit of shelter, so I thought it perfect for a picnic.
Turned out Evie was possibly even hungrier than me. Gobbling up one of her date and cashew bars along with other lunch, we were set to continue.
By the summit of Great Dodd the food and motion had had its normal effect and Evie was fast asleep!!
An amazing 360 degree panorama to take in.
At this point I had a decision to make. To head straight back down the way I had come (as planned), or to do a loop. Evie was asleep and the sun came out. So I decided on the loop.
Moving on from Calfhow Pike we had a great view back to Great Dodd.
Onwards and upwards again to Clough Head, where Evie got woken by an enthusiastic dog!
So she got to appreciate the view – what a view! Quite a decent down again to the Old Coach Road. Felt like a bit of a trog back to the car and we needed lots of singing. But there were still some good views and I wonder about the Old Coach Road as a bike ride.