Can you tell I got the Wacom Intuos for Christmas? I’ve been trying it out on some of these photos to try and get the hang of things. It’s actually so much harder than it looks, haha! If you follow my Instagram, you’ll see that we went out walking again! This time we did Bowfell in the Langdales and what a whopper of a day it was! Perfect hiking weather in my opinion! We had planned on doing Bowfell, Eskpike, Great End, over Broad Cragg onto Scafell Pike, totally kidding! That’s maybe one for summer when we have lighter nights then we could even stop in my favourite place in the Lakes, Wasdale! We started our hike at Stool End Farm again, the same way we went for Crinkle Crags but instead of veering off to the left, we went to the right up Bowfell via Great Slab and down past Angle Tarn. It took us 5 and a half hours and in total we walked 9.71 miles! I think this could be one of the furthest ones we have done?! I’m surprised I’m not aching today! Maybe I’m getting fitter? Haha! I had my camera cleaned on Christmas Eve so no more annoying smudges like last time. I thought I was going to have to buy a new lens, the smudges had gotten so bad but thankfully it just needed a deep clean. I’m working all weekend so I’m not sure I’ll get chance to post much before the New Year. I’m looking forward to spending New Years day with my family and a few friends in Kirkby Lonsdale 🙂 L.
Seeing as I had so many photos from our hike the other I thought I would do a part 2 and show you guys the rest! It was such an incredible day, I wish I was out exploring the mountains now because the weather is so beautiful today! We have had a lot of messages from friends asking if they can join us on our next walk, so our next one now will be the weekend before Christmas as I work every other weekend and we are going to London next weekend, yay! So if anyone else wants to come and walk slow with me then please do 🙂 haha! I’m thinking of perhaps putting together a bit of a check list for walking with all the essentials. What do you think? Are you interested in that sort of thing? Let me know in the comments below!
Today has been good. I woke up early, did a few jobs, had my second Thai lesson with Angela which was so so difficult for me to grasp! I’m going to go over and over it again before my next lesson! I learnt greetings and how to ask someone’s name/nickname. The only thing I know is numbers which I learnt over the years visiting Thailand and dealing with money at the markets etc. but learning how to pronounce things is so hard! Now, I am going to make pizza dough and make a big homemade pizza again for later when Josh gets in from football training because it was soooooo delicious last time! Oh, and I am up for the UK blog awards this year. The voting starts on the 4th December so I will link it on here then if you guys could vote for me, I’d appreciate it so much!
Another Sunday well spent on the mountains in the Lake District. This is becoming a regular thing isn’t it? I’m beginning to like it alot actually, even if it did hailstone just as we reached the summit of Pike o’ Stickle. Today we decided to tackle part of the Langdale Pikes. We loved The Langdales that much that we returned again, although Crinkle Crags is still my favourite but maybe that’s because we had such glorious weather?!
It was just a small team of three today, Josh, my dad and myself! My brother Alex was supposed to join us but he was too hungover, again! I’m really loving not drinking so much alcohol, I can’t remember the last time I was drunk. I much prefer doing things like this on weekends! Oh man, am I getting old already? 😉
It’s a ritual of mine that every peak we reach together we get a photo together so here is one of the two of us looking very windswept. This one was taken on the summit of Pike O’ Stickle with Harrison Stickle in the background to the left. We didn’t venture over that way as the weather started to turn so we headed down Pavey Ark and down past Stickle Tarn.
Wow, just look at that sky! I love walking when the sun is shining and there is no wind blowing my hair around like crazy but getting out today with the snow, the wind and hailstone was such an experience. We watched a documentary on Netflix the other night called ‘Meru’, I highly recommend it to anyone who is in to walking or climbing. It’s inspiring and I totally get why they want to achieve some of the crazy things they do.
The hike took us 4 hours in total and just as we reached the van it started to rain. That was a really nice feeling because I knew we were expecting rain and I wanted to be down before we got absolutely drenched! We stopped at the Britannia Inn in Elterwater for cheesey chips and I had a mulled wine, Josh and Dad had Moretti. It’s a little bit pricey in there but so cosy and small! We managed to get a seat by the fire which was lovely although I could’ve easily fallen asleep. Now, it’s time for Blue Planet and an early night before work in the morning. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, L.
Finally got around to editing my vlog from last week. Wish I had filmed more! I still feel so shy in front of the camera at first, it’s so weird talking into a lens when nobody is really there. I’ve never been a good talker either so I sometimes struggle with what to say! Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. I think I’m going to try vlogging my weekend in London in a few weeks time which I am SO looking forward to. Can’t wait to go shopping, explore winter wonderland and eat lots of delicious food! Hope you’ve had a fab Sunday, I’ve just been working and tonight has just gone so quick. I just discovered a lump on my palm of my hand and it’s freaking me out a little! Speak again soon and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel 😉 Hugs, L.
The beginning of our hike, over looking Great Langdale.
We parked nearby the Great Langdale National Trust Campsite and headed towards ‘Stool End Farm’ where we began the ascent up Crinkle Crag. Here I am after half an hour walking, already worn out! But would you look at that view?!
From this point we were able to see Bowfell, Great End and Scafell Pike. I didn’t realise how close we were to Wastwater from here! (My favourite place in the Lakes).
A little bit of rock climbing. I found the easier route, around the other side haha!
These two views make me feel incredible lucky to live so nearby! Seriously breathtaking!
The three of us, Josh, myself and my Dad taken with iPhone and Josh’s iPhone watch! Snazzy 😉
I noticed my camera must’ve had a dirty lens as all my photos have a ‘smudge’ in the top right hand corner, ugh!
Hello, hello, hello! I can’t tell you how long it’s taken to go through all 167 photographs from yesterday! I’m a little too snap happy, don’t you think? Haha! This is by far my favourite walk yet. The Langdale’s is stunning and there’s beauty everywhere to be seen. It was one of the toughest, what with the strong wind and ice but we did it and I’m so happy we managed to tick another mountain off the list! I can’t believe the amazing weather we’ve had lately, I’m definitely starting to believe that Autumn is the best time of year for us here in the Lake District. Summer time here is actually very disappointing 🙁 Anyway, I hope you enjoy browsing these pictures… I’ve managed to catch a cold so I’m tucked up in bed with a hot water bottle, a cup of tea and Vicks smothered all over my nose! Night loves, L.
Today I’m posting a short blog post about one of my most favourite walks in the Lake District. I completed Fairfield Horseshoe back in December 2014, in the thick snow and gorgeous blue skies. It was the most perfect day for a hike and I couldn’t turn down trying to burn off my Christmas fat from all the cheese and biscuits I had eaten.
I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve neglected my blog and have struggled with finding inspiration, so I’m sharing with you some of my favourite photo’s from my extremely difficult and tiring hike.
From the bottom, it was as if we had just jumped in to spring, the sun was shining and it was a crisp day. Perfect for a 6 hour walk. The higher we got, the more snow started to appear and we found ourselves thigh high in snow as some points. The views all the way around Fairfield Horseshoe are breathtaking and if you are going to attempt any walk in the Lakes, I would recommend this one.
I hope this has spurred anyone reading to get off the sofa and get outdoors because theres no better feelings that achieving a hike like this.
How incredibly lucky I am to live in such a beautiful part of the world. It is very rare that we get to see the sun shining for more than a couple of days over the summer here in the lakes but when it does shine, I like to make the most of the weather and spend my days off exploring the countryside.
Coniston Old Man had been on my to do list for quite some time now and during my week off from work I got the perfect summer weather.
What I love so much about walking is the view from the summit. That feeling you get when you reach the top and you look across the landscape, you literally feel as though you are on top of the world.
Last month, when we were just beginning to see a glimpse of our beautiful Spring weather, lighter nights and a slightly warmer climate, my boyfriend convinced me it would be a great idea to tackle Helvellyn when we both finished work at 6pm! After a 50 minute drive from Kendal to Glenridding, we began our journey up to Striding Edge and after a good 1 hour and a half walking we finally made it to Striding Edge in time to watch the sunset. To my surprise, Josh had sneaked two bottles of cider into our bags which were definitely needed after a 11 hour shift and a race to the top to watch the sun disappear. We were hoping to make our way right round and down Swirrels Edge but we decided to head back as the sun set fast and the temperature dropped rapidly so I was pleased to have had my Patagonia tucked away because it was freezing!
If any of you guys reading this blog post know of any great walks around the Lake District please let me know and share your experiences with me! I would love to read about it!