Back in the Lake District
With the forecast for Easter bank holiday weekend looking like a corker, I knew that I had to get back out in the Lake District mountains for a hike and a potential swim. So with my Dad, brother Alex and his girlfriend El all off work, we decided to head over to Coniston and attempt The Old Man of Coniston. I’ve actually done the Old Man years ago, which was one of my first blog posts I ever shared. You can find that here if you want to read a very brief post, with very poor imagery! It was a slightly different route to the one we did yesterday but this route was definitely more scenic and the perfect amount of time to be up and down by lunch time. I’d thoroughly recommend it for anyone wanting to get in to hiking, it’s an easy route with only a little scrambling over some big rocks but on a nice day the views are stunning. Once you’ve reached Low Water, it’s an ideal spot for a picnic and perhaps a swim if you’re feeling brave enough. I’d recommend taking a swimming costume and a towel, even if you aren’t sure you’ll go in.. at least you have the option to! I’d also suggest taking a rather substantial lunch if you plan on swimming too. I was ravenous when I got out and ate my sandwich, crisps, a flask of soup, a biscuit and a yoghurt and really could have stomached something else!
I really hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I would like to share more in depth posts on where we go and the routes we take etc. and I hope to get out hiking and camping much more this Summer. If there’s anywhere you’d like to see in particular in or around the Lakes or the Yorkshire Dales that you haven’t managed to get to or can’t get to at the moment, please let me know and I’ll do my best to plan a hike or camping trip. Speak soon and enjoy this glorious bank holiday weekend! Lots of love, L.