|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|
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
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
Helm Crag ridge with Steel Fell behind
Wake up Beth!
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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