That morning I drove half way back to Birmingham to pick up Grace, who had be playing hockey the day before and her grandparents had been ferrying her around. It was a beautiful morning, completely clear skies, and it felt terrible to be missing out. Caroline went for a walk around Buttermere and it rained. So maybe I wasn't missing out on much... Isabelle was working all day, so in the afternoon we took everyone else out for a quick stroll up to Rannerdale Knotts. I didn't take my phone for the walk, so these pictures are from Caroline's camera - much the superior...
Walkers: Tim, Caroline, Grace (14), Evie (10), Poppy (8)
14:19, 0.0km 0h00 0m, Start (139)
15:19, 2.9km 0h59 248m, Rannerdale Knotts (355, Wainwright)
18:04, 9.8km 3h45 535m, End (135)
From the house we walked to Buttermere and then up Mill Beck before turning up the ridge.
Poppy and me leading the way.
First to the top of Rannerdale Knotts.
Caroline, having joined us at the top and let me take some photos.
Evie, slightly bored.
Grace, trying out some of her new walking kit, bought for her school trip to the Lakes in December.
Having descended off the end, we took the option of walking back on the north side of the ridge.
Finally coming back out above Buttermere village, to see the sun getting low over Crummock Water. We then went to the pub before the short walk home. See - we can do relaxed walking!