Saturday 30 March 2013

Aira Force

We'd hired a really nice place in Bassenthwaite for a week over the Easter holidays (Low Melbecks Barn), and driven up from Birmingham on the saturday morning.  Coming in from the Penrith exit off the M6 we chose to do a short walk at Aira Force.

We arrived to find lots of evidence of recent snow storms - a week earlier and I'm not sure we would have been able to make it to our holiday cottage.  However, apart from the cold the kids loved the snow!

Difficulty: 1
Walkers: Tim, Caroline, Isabelle (10), Grace (8), Evie (5)
14:35, 0.0km 0h00 0m, Start (173)
16:20, 2.9km 1h45 88m, End (164)

A picture of the four of them.  Poppy still fitted in the baby carrier, so spent most of the holiday bundled up in warm clothes and strapped up, carried by either Caroline or myself depending on who felt strongest and most confident!

This illustrates why Poppy spent most of the time in the carrier.  She wasn't the most focused walker.

This short walk does have its rewards when you reach the many falls.

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