After the visit to hospital I knew that my youngest needed to rest this holiday, so we had a couple of days just mooching around the house and Grasmere and doing very little. By Friday I wanted to walk again, however the weather had turned a bit and the fine weather of earlier in the holiday had been replaced with drizzle. Just me and my eldest headed out this time over to Glenridding to climb Sheffield Pike. We waited until the forecast rain had stopped before heading out and as a result we had very little rain but just a little low cloud on the higher tops. This is a good walk although I wasn’t sure of the descent off Sheffield Pike and was hoping I could avoid Heron Crag as any rocks would be very slippy after the rain. As it was we found a good soft heather and mainly grassy path which came down to the north of Heron Crag, to a wall which we then followed to the col between Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd. The descent through Glencoyne Woods wasn’t much fun but it got us down quickly to the car. So our first visit to the Lakes in two years and I managed to push my Wainwright total up from 163 to 171 now, my eldest is on 56 and my youngest on 53, so they broke through the 50 barrier on this holiday, which I’m really pleased with. It was a good holiday in all, spent with family as it should be, also my youngest’s knee is showing no ill effects and is healing nicely now. Until the next time.
Start – Ullswater roadside parking at Stybarrow crag