On the Monday between Christmas & New Year my mate Warren asked if i wanted to go walking in the Lake District? However before we do we were to call at his caravan located just outside of Flookburgh in the South Lakes. Yes was my reply.
Warren picked me up at 07:30 & off we set with Alfie his family pet cockapoo for the 90 minute drive up the M61 to his caravan.
The reason for calling at the caravan was to lock it down & prepare it for the closed season at the caravan park it was located on. So after emptying the freezer, draining the water & generally making the caravan secure we were on the short drive over to the Grizedale Visitor Centre. We managed to park in a small lay-bye just a 5 minute walk from the visitor centre & off we trooped in the direction of the trig point at Carron Crag with hopefully clear views over Conniston Water towards The Old Man of Conniston to the West, Ambleside & Helvellyn to the North, Kendal & Howgill Fells to the East and finally Morecambe & Lancaster to the South.
We climbed the short steady climb up to Carron Crag & the trig point (314m) in crisp cool conditions. As soon as we got to the trig point we were above the tree line of Grizedale Forest. We were also above the low cloud line over Windermere which gave us clear views across to The Old Man of Conniston & Helvellyn which were capped in snow.
From the high point of the trip point we descended through the forest towards Conniston Water, however we cut short the decent as we were beginning to run out of time before the end of the day & turned back on ourselves & headed back towards the visitor center via the base of Carron Crag. We made it back in-time to get a warming coffee at the Cafe in the Forest.
you can view our route by following the link below
also below are a selection of photos taken on the day.