Saturday mornings are always fun when they involve an early morning start (6.30am) and a stop at Tebay services for a coffee. Heading for the lakes the weather forecast was iffy but had the potential to be not a bad day. Winds might hamper us but there was hope for some sunshine in between the showers.
Car parked next to a lovely little bridge with some watery falls and we headed up the well paved path towards the first summit. It wasnt a high hill today but high enough to get the lungs working overtime on the steepish path upwards. We followed the path of the water for a while so we had plenty chances to stop, get a breather and take a snap or 2 of the water flowing down the side of the hill.
There was a lot of steep zig zagging which brought us out on a flattish plateau area. We could see High Seat in the distance and it was a fairly flat walk over towards the final path upwards to the trig point.
After coming off the summit of High Seat we headed downwards to the plateau area before rising back up again to High Tove. This was the worst part of the walk. Bogginess and wet mud underfoot, terrific! It was relentless and reminded us of a time on Kinder that we spent hrs trying to find a way through the mud. This was like a mini Kinder and a lot of back and forward was going on to find a way through the mire.
Nice walk back and after 4 hrs our walk was done. A shortish one today, still 10km but not as high today but a great leg stretcher and the weather was kind. Not much wind to speak off, sunshine off and on, no rain and a little bit chilly............so alls good !