After picking up Grace from her school trip late on Friday evening, we could only make it up to Birmingham that night, so drove up to the lakes on Saturday morning. After a quick lunch we set out mid afternoon on the only walk we'd planned from the house that week. I wasn't sure whether we were being too ambitious with the distance, but with the warm weather and easy paths we made good time.
Walkers: Tim, Caroline, Isabelle (16), Grace (14), Evie (11), Poppy (8)
15:17, 0.0km 0h00 0m, Start (30)
18:59, 11.4km 3h41 355m, End (30)
The house was in Santon Bridge, just up the road from the Bridge Inn. We started up the river path, before crossing over and going around the far woods. A small road section led to the path up Irton Fell, then headed towards Irton Pike.
This was the second half of the walk, as we headed towards Irton Fell, the raised ridge in the background.
First glimpses of Wastwater and some of the targets for later in the week.
Top of Irton Pike, looking back towards Wastwater. Irton Fell continues along the ridge to the south of Wastwater, with Whin Rigg and Illgill Head.
Irton Pike again, now with extra walkers.
From Irton Pike, looking west towards the sea.
Heading back around the edge of the woods after descending from Irton Pike.