|Walk:||Stybarrow Crag, Rake Cottages, Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike, Nick Head, Hart Side, Nick Head, Glencoyne Valley, Seldom Seen|
|Start Point:||Lay by near Stybarrow Crag||Grid Ref:||NY 387 179|
|Distance:||7.5 miles||Ascent:||2,625 feet|
|Weather:||Overcast day with some mist drifting on the tops|
Joe, Beth, Marie, Andrea, Gill & Shep
|Comments:||Navigating the path from behind Rake Cottages we made our way up The Rake and onto Glenridding Dodd. After returning to the hause we took the rocky path to Sheffield Pike. Beth's constant chatter helped to take everyone's mind off the climb itself - how does she keep going? After a few photos at the summit we followed the path down to Nick Head but the children found the climb from here quite difficult. Reaching Hart Side helped to revive them and a sheltered lunch spot provided time for a well-earned rest. With the prospect of the path being mostly downhill from here we were almost back at the cars before they started to feel tired again.|
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The path behind Rake Cottages really is as steep as it looks . . .
and provides a good view of the campsite
Beth is too busy chattering to Gill and Andrea to keep up with Joe today
Reaching the first summit . . .
deserves more than 1 photo . . .
so we thought we would have another one . . .
and still one more
Glenridding Dodd provides a good view over Ullswater
From the beginning of the climb up to Sheffield Pike we spot the Ullswater ferry . . .
and a little further on the children find a pool into which they throw Shep's stick . . .
which he quickly retrieves . . .
only for it to be thrown in again . . .
before shaking himself over the children
A fellow walker gives us the opportunity for a group photo . . .
but there's always time for one with Grandma
From the climb up to Hart Side we are amazed at how far away Sheffield Pike now looks . . .
and from here we can see our path down the Glencoyne Valley
Beth is really pleased she has reached Hart Side - it was hard work getting there
Shep offers Marie his stick
With the mist drifting around . . .
we take another couple of shots . . .
before finding a sheltered spot for lunch - then it's time for giving Shep a little exercise
but where has the stick gone?
Ullswater is looking a lot closer as we head down the Glencoyne Valley . . .
Looks like that could be the rescue helicopter
A last look at Ullswater from Seldom Seen
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