Sunday 4 April 2010

Catbells and Castlerigg

We were staying for the week at Bank Ground, on the shores of Coniston.  It's famous for being Holly Howe in Swallows and Amazons, the summer home of the Swallows, although we didn't get to stay in the actual farmhouse...

We started the week with Catbells, a great kids favourite for being not too long or too high but yet really impressive views and some great scrambling to get to the top.

Difficulty: 2
Walkers: Tim, Caroline, Isabelle (7), Grace (5)
0.0km 0m, Start (121)
1.5km 317m, Catbells (451)
5.4km 421m, End (164)
No gps route, so the distance & height will be a bit off.  We took between 2 and 3 hours for the round trip.

Evie started off walking, but fairly quickly wanted to be carried to the top.

Isabelle and Grace were loving it, 

The view back down the ridge we had climbed. 

When you're this size, this counts as rock climbing! 

Stopping for a well deserved lunch break at the top.

Caroline posing with a less than impressed Evie in the carrier. 

We then drove across to Castlerigg, to have a look (and to get up close and personal) with the stones.  

Grace being very happy, back when she would be happy having her picture taken.

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