After a disastrous January where the weather halted any plans for getting up a hill we were finally on our way, early morning, before light, to our beloved lakes. As always with our dark starts we keep our eyes peeled on the sky as the dawn breaks to see if the weather forecasters were right. It seemed like this morning we were going to be lucky.
Arriving at Keswick we headed through the town and out the other side and parked at the side of Derwent Water right next to the path where the start of our walk was. A muddy start, surprise, surprise, and then it was a nice path up through a wooded area beside a few gushing waterfalls. What a lovely start to a walk and I do like when there's a forestry bit involved.
Out of the forest and we were greeted with some spectacular views opening up behind us looking over towards Causy Pike (eeek eek eek!) one of my fav little hills.
Up onto the summit it was windy and cold so we didnt hang around long. Just long enough for Chris to have a small "map - off" with a local girl on the local hills we could see, funny moment!
We got the best of the weather of the weekend today. Sunshine, a little breezy in patches, cold but not unbearable and all round a jolly good walk. Coming back down to meet the path we went up on I was pleased to find the sun, forcing its way though a hole in the cloud onto Derwent Water. Absolutely beautiful and a fitting end to a great walk.