Saturday, 19th January 2008


Walk: Pelter Bridge, Loughrigg Terrace, Loughrigg Fell, Fox Ghyll, Pelter Bridge
Start Point: Pelter Bridge Grid Ref: NY 365 059
Distance:  5 miles Ascent:  1,120 feet
Weather: A dry day with sunny spells and little wind
Accompanied by:

Joseph & Bethany

Comments: Joseph and Beth's first Wainwright walk. Walked along Loughrigg Terrace and checked out the caves. The children did very well on their first proper climb and enjoyed reaching the top. We investigated some of the meandering paths rather than taking the main route across the top. Descended by the stream down to Fox Ghyll. The stepping stones across the River Rothay were under a couple of feet of water - good job we didn't want to cross.


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Starting out on the 'Big Adventure' - climbing the first of the Wainwrights


Rydal Water


Nab Scar


The first of the caves we passed


The main cave - now considered too dangerous to enter


but the stepping stones are still there


Low Pike just comes into view


Stopping for a breather


Helm Crag and Steel Fell


Seat Sandal


Helm Crag ridge with Steel Fell behind


Wake up Beth!


Langdale Pikes


Lingmoor Fell


The two great rock climbers - one rock each!


We made it at last!


Making the most of it . . .


with some extra photos


We found a sheltered spot for lunch


Just completed our first 'steepish' descent


Now for some more walking


The footpath sign points across the River Rothay . . .


but the stepping stones are under about 2 feet of fast flowing water


The river is breaking its banks . . .


in a few places


The first snowdrops of the year


Heading for Pelter Bridge . . .


the water tumbles busily over the rocks

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