As always a week in the Lake District is much anticipated and goes with plenty of planning, this year the house was in Little Langdale. However, this walk was not really on the agenda, but after 6 or so hours in a car from Plymouth and an hour or so before being allowed in the house, I decided a leg stretch was required. Reaching a long tail back on the road from Kendal to Windermere, I saw a number of cars darting right down a country lane near Ings. Guessing they knew where they were going, I followed, the first turned into a farm, the second into a house. I had 4 other cars behind me, so I kept going and popped out on the road to Troutbeck. Brilliant!! This road becomes the Kirkstone Pass, which for me meant a walk from there. I chose Red Screes via the Kilnshaw chimney (bit of a scree scramble but nothing too hard) and I would add on Middle Dodd if time allowed. A great start to the week.
|Start – Kirkstone Pass|
|Route – Kilnshaw Chimney – Red Screes – Middle Dodd – Red Screes – Kirkstone Pass|
|Distance – 2 miles Start time – 3.15pm Time taken – 1 3/4 hrs Highest Point – Red Screes 776m|
|Weather – Sunny to the south and cloudy to the north|