Keep safe!

Keep safe!
You are responsible for your own safety and that of your dog. The walks listed in this blog are not detailed guides. Plan your route! Click the landrover image for safety advice from Bowland Pennine MRT.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


It's a long time since we visited the Lakes so a day off yesterday was a good opportunity to reacquaint ourselves.  Having never been up Skiddaw in reasonable weather, and so never having seen the view from the summit, we took a chance that the day would improve and decided to take the easy way up, from Ormathwaite car park.

The path must be one of the easiest to follow of any high peak in England. Great underfoot and in the main bordered by crag free slopes, it is only time I have felt comfortable on the fells letting the dog off lead for much of the route. There are sheep around in places though, so take care. 

The day was pretty much rain free but the wind was incredibly strong so we made the most of the chance to give his ears a blow dry.

All in all, a relatively short but good walk but of course it is one of the highest summits in England, so go prepared. Even yesterday there were a few walkers with young kids that decided (wisely) to turn back just before the summit,defeated by the wind.