Wednesday, 1 August 2012


We've had a good start to our week off with the lads. On Sunday we planned to walk up Ingleborough from Ingleton but the weather wasn't great so were opted to go to White Scar Cave instead. I've driven by many times but had never even been to the cafe never mind been down the cave.  Although the scenery down the cave might not be hugely dramatic the general ambiance of the route we took and the length of the walk (a mile in and the same back) made for a really good tour. Our guide was excellent too with lots of information for us and a few funny stories. We called at Bernie's cafe for late lunch and had what my mum would call a 'steady drive' back home via Settle and Airton

On Monday afternoon we went for a walk up the Beacon in the sunshine. The weather is still very hit and miss but we were treated to a lovely sunny few hours, which we all enjoyed. Tom hadn't been up the Beacon before and was very impressed by the views from the top. In the evening we had a fantastic roast beef dinner with all the trimmings including Yorkshire puddings and Brussels

Yesterday Stef drove us up to Keswick and then around some of our favourite places in the Lake District. Sam has been up a couple of times with his mum for the Saunders Mountain Marathon but again Tom hadn't been. 'It's like a different country!', was his reaction when we arrived at Wasdale opposite the screes. We managed to pull in Castlerigg stone circle, the Lakeland Pedlar, Needle Sports, the Moot Hall, the New Balance shop, Thirlmere, Dunmail Raise, Langdale, Cockley Beck (where we bought eggs) and Wasdale before coming back over Birker Fell and calling in Kendal to buy Kendal mint cake

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