The summit of Skiddaw at 3,054 feet : felt like being on the moon
A week in the Lake District – February 2018
This week we have been set a challenge by WordPress to share a familiar scene — a place you frequent, a face you know well, an activity you engage in regularly and make it look out of this world.
Anyone who knows me and Tim well will know that we have spent a good deal of our time (holidays) in the Lake District. Boring people with our little adventures or maybe inspiring people to visit this beautiful place.
We have walked up, across and down all of the fells and it has shaped us. Learning about the land, the rock, reading maps and walking uphill! Walking in the mountains in our fifties is actually easier than it was in our thirties which is incredible but true.
So, for this challenge I share more than the one photo I have added at the top which really felt ‘out of this world’.
For us it is a place we know well but on this latest trip it looked a little more snowy and magical than on previous visits. We climbed high every day.
Ullock Pike – a ridge walk on the way up to Skiddaw
On Skiddaw summit – it’s a popular place
Grisedale Pike summit : time for lunch. Looking to the western fells.
Skiddaw range, with the Pennines in the far distance
Near Haystacks summit
The town of Keswick way below and Helvellyn range to the right
The river at Grange after snowfall
Thinking about a trip to the Lake District? I am happy to help with any questions, it’s like our second home.
Now over the last few days at home we have been visited by some truly Siberian conditions, as has most of the country, so snowy scenes are currently very familar. But back in early February, on holiday, we were loving it!
Out of This World