Friday, 17 June 2016

A Ramble from Ambleside. . .

Last weekend's walk was made up of bits from two different walks I've previously done, but this scenery never gets old.  There are so many fantastic walks you can take from Ambleside, so I always love it when our group goes there.  Just a short walk out of town and you are surrounded by fields and mountains.

One of the harder walks you can do from Ambleside is going up Red Screes and then coming down the beautiful Scandale Valley.  But I'd never gone up the valley before and that is also a lovely walk. We were heading for Little Hart Crag which is the peak you can see here, at the head of the valley.

Nearly there, and this is the view looking back where you can get a teeny glimpse of Lake Windermere in the distance.

But still a short climb up to the crag for a spot of lunch.

And some hap knitting.

And looking north, you can look over Brothers Water.

After lunch we then turned west to return via one half of the Fairfield Horseshoe. Looking back you can see Little Hart Crag.

But looking ahead, it's a gorgeous descent, if a little steep at times.

And you are rewarded by lovely views looking towards Loughrigg and further.  I love how the landscape seems to ripple.

Another beautiful day in the Lake District.   And four hours in total on the coach to knit!

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