Wansfall - Troutbeck Walk

March 2008 - Easter Weekend

 

This was a lovely 10.5km walk we did from the town Ambleside.  I don't recommend climbing up Wansfall Pike (484 metres) straight after a heavy pub lunch.  Most of my lunch ended up by the side of the trail and I was really struggling.

 

Still, the fresh air, exercise and views were all worth it.

 

Weather was a bit funny that day however.  I still can't believe we had rain, sleet, hail, sun, winds and snow all in one afternoon.

 

View of Ambleside from top of Wansfall Pike

 

Lake Windermere

 

Chrissy

 

It was bloody windy up the top.  Had to tread carefully so I wasn't blown over.

 

 

 

Self portrait in the wind

 

Us and Lake Windermere

 

 

 

Fence to climb over.  Note the hail from earlier in the day.

 

Lake Windermere again

 

Snow on the mountains.

 

Path across the meadow.

 

Starting to snow as we head down Nanny Lane

 

 

 

Sheep feeding

 

Nanny Lane

 

 

 

Weather closing in

 

Chrissy

 

 

 

Covered in snow after only a few minutes

 

Gate

 

Houses in Troutbeck

 

Snowing on top of the hills above Troutbeck

 

 

 

Barn in Troutbeck

 

Well, well, well

 

 

 

Lake Windermere

 

A barn on the way back to Ambleside.   By this time I'd given up trying to splash Chrissy with mud and chase her around with a stick with cow shit on the end. 

 

She wasn't finding it that amusing anymore

 

 

 

 

 

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