25 May 2009
After the early morning visit to the beach at Roanhead,
there was just time for a couple of hours of walking on another glorious
day before it would be time to pack up and go home again. Stephen took
Ellie for a visit to Latterbarrow from Hawkshead
A look back at the village of Hawkshead
Ellie, a little uncertain, starts to get to grips with the wall stiles.
Following Wainwright's advice, we took an anticlockwise circuit, saving
the summit of Latterbarrow for towards the end, and so ascending through
fairly open woodland. As we start to gain height, the Coniston Fells
come into view.
Ellie, persuaded to stop grazing for just a moment.
Continuing to ascend
The pleasant bridleway makes its way through what is nominally woodland
but largely open.
Ellie brings up the rear
The lovely Summerhouse Pond
We then turn off the bridleway onto a footpath through a recently felled
Our way lies up those steps.
The summit pillar on Latterbarrow can just be seen between the tree tops
After the light and airy walk, a dark interlude beckons, but it didn't
On top of Latterbarrow
It is a very impressive summit pillar
A summit panorama (click for larger version)
Fairfield and the other fells to the north of Windermere - the tip of
the lake can be seen.
We took the permissive path back through the National Trust woods. The
bluebells are perhaps slightly past their peak, but still lovely.
Ellie is starting to get to grips with these wall stiles - almost back
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A lovely walk, even better than I expected, on a beautiful morning. Total distance
7.3 km and 309 metres of ascent in 2 hours 8 mins.