Sunday, March 25, 2007

Pike of Blisco

All last week I had a hankering to go to the Lakes this weekend. Walking when there is snow on the tops and crisp cold air is brilliant - you just can't beat it. So we packed up and went camping. I didn't really get to walk in the snow, although there were tiny patches here and there in shady spots and some ice in some of the gullies, it was far too warm and sunny for any of it to last. But this was fine too! We had a potter over Pike of Blisco (705m) and round to Whorneyside Force (6 miles).

Lunch spot - with Bowfell in the distance


From the foot bridge looking over Oxendale


Whorneyside Force


Sheepses

10 comments:

Kai said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend!!

I love the Lakes.. need to take Ollie sometime.

Artis-Anne said...

Oh wow love the photos ; hey you could have come here :)the snow is still there in places , we have had the sun but a cold wind. They are calling for it to go milder so that wil be the end of it . Your walks make me so envious as I can't do long, strenuos,hikes any more , still I try :)

Super Monkey said...

Where's the giant fish?

artyfartykat said...

I can understand the calling of the Lakes, it is such a beautiful place. I can't get to the places in your pics anymore, so thank you for sharing them, they look so beautiful.

Hawkesley said...

Lucky you, getting to walk in the Lakes. It sounds like you had a fab camping weekend.

Those sheep look lovely and fluffy :-)

kathryn said...

Those photos take me back to our walking in the Lakes weekends a long time ago now. I think I need to go back before too long..

Christina said...

lovely photos. I'm very envious. Kids not up to camping yet, or walking that far!!! Although we have done pike o'blisco with DS in the backpack the other year.

Fiona said...

Gorgeous pictures. Looks like a lovely weekend. I should take the BF to the Lakes at some point, can you believe he has never been?

Piglottie said...

Wonderful pictures, and I love the Lakes. Am getting the urge to get the tent out soon...

PS: And lol at super monkey - i did wonder where the fish were at first! :)

acrylik said...

Wonderful photos, I was in the Lakes this weekend, and wasn't the weather wonderful?