Our First Post- Lockdown Hike

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Our First Post- Lockdown Hike
By Kate Shacklady
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Our First Post- Lockdown Hike

Despite making the most of our daily exercise during the Coronavirus lockdown, we were seriously missing the mountains and our usual trig bagging antics. Once the all clear was given that we could safely travel for exercise again and enjoy unlimited time outdoors, we couldn't wait to climb a couple of small peaks. Nothing too adventurous or unpredictable, to ease us back in gently. We packed for every eventuality; leaving my husband and I rather laden with equipment/ medical supplies/ extra layers & waterproofs.....the list went on! But we wanted to be even more prepared than usual! We decided to aim for Easdale Tarn in the Lake District. It's a beautiful spot and is well signposted from the nearest parking in Grasmere. We headed up Easedale Beck towards the tarn, then bagged the two surrounding peaks of Tarn Crag & Blea Rigg. The weather was on our side and the views were incredible! The children were thrilled to be back out on the fells, and we all quickly realised how much we'd missed the stunning scenery and enjoying our hiking hobby together. We took our obligatory summit shots.... ......then headed back down for a well earned picnic tea by the lake in Grasmere. We walked around 8 miles in total, however the tarn alone can be reached after just two miles. https://www.instagram.com/eight.feet_one.adventure/ https://www.facebook.com/eightfeetoneadventure/
2 years ago
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