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A weekend in the Lakes

A weekend in the Lakes


Postby Sarah86 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:46 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Gowbarrow Fell, Walla Crag

Date walked: 07/06/2013

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We had a brief overnight stay in the Lakes last year which although eoyable didn't give us a real taste for the area. I had taken two weeks off at the start of May but the weather didn't look too appealing for us so instead went away over the weekend at the start of June, as I don't work Fridays at the moment we were able to have three days away.
07/06/2013
First off on arrival we headed to Walla Crag. The sun shining and it was hotter than we expected.

The path is a fairly straightforward walk through woodland to begin. This was the first view starting to open up
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A couple of paragliders
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Almost there
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Penny resting at the top
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A bit of a steep walk down
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In the evening we decided to head to Castlerigg Stone Circe

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08/06/2013
The next day we had arranged to meet with a couple of my friends who stay in the Manchester direction, we figured the Lake District was a halfway point for us all to meet up. We headed to Grasmere and walked to Easedale Tarn

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Penny has started to get brave and will not stand in a shallow bit of water to cool off
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me and my sister with Penny and my friends two dogs
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Another obligatory shot for Penny
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In the evening we decided to do something a bit more relaxing and headed for a drive round Buttermere

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09/06/2013 - For our last day we headed for a look round Ashness Bridge and then headed to Gowbarrow Fell

On our last day Penny celebrated her 10th birthday :D
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Chilling after her busy weekend :lol:
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All in all we had a great time away, even for a short break. We enjoyed ourselves so much we went back last week!
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Re: A weekend in the Lakes

Postby SusieThePensioner » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:19 pm

So glad you had a good weekend!
Some fantastic photos with great views :thumbup:
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Re: A weekend in the Lakes

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:35 pm

Happy birthday Penny! what a beautiful dog she is :D Lovely pics, looked like a beautiful weekend.
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Re: A weekend in the Lakes

Postby ChrisW » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:21 pm

Lovely shots Sarah, 10 years old and just learning to paddle, before you know it she'll be in up to the knees :lol:
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Re: A weekend in the Lakes

Postby Sarah86 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:37 pm

Thanks we had a great time, really enjoyed my time back last week too but still sorting out the photos! She must be a late developer lol when we were on Haystacks last week she did almost go up to her knees lol She is normally the dog who jumps to the stepping stones rather than paddle through :lol:
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Re: A weekend in the Lakes

Postby soulminer » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:18 pm

It is always nice to get out and about in the finest of weather :-) It fairly keeps the dogs happy, and posing in stunning surroundings :-)
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Re: A weekend in the Lakes

Postby L-Hiking » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:22 pm

Excellent stuff

Thanks for posting
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Re: A weekend in the Lakes

Postby dooterbang » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:18 pm

The Lakes are just wonderful for a relaxing stroll - fantastic.

Some good photos captured :)

Happy birthday to the doggy.
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