Walla Crag, and Latrigg

At Easter we had some of the family visiting, including the newest addition, who is only 4 months old.  Carrying a babe of that age is, in terms of weight, no more than a day-sack - but a day-sack is considerably less animated, and does not tend to wriggle and squawk.  Anyway, our walks were a little circumscribed.

On Saturday April 15, we managed one of our normal dog-walks, over Walla Crag to Ashness, back via Great Wood.  The weather was much warmer than it had been, without the invigorating gale which tends to blow over the top of the Crag.

The next day we tackled Latrigg, from the car park above Underscar and finishing at the bottom of Spoony Way. 

In both cases, you can see lots of pictures of these walks here but below are some related to this week's efforts
(click on any picture for a larger version).



Mia's very first Wainwright - even if she was carried up by Dad...
Looking down Borrowdale from the top of Walla Crag.


And another view.
Samba taking her constitutional in Cat Ghyll, just under the bridge into Great Wood.  This picture can be taken as a gauge of the weather: too dry, she scorns the beck as insufficient; too wet,  she's terrified  and won't go near it.  This was just right...

And I got back again, in spite of being entrusted to Grandpa...
April 16th: Latrigg and Brundholme Woods

A panorama from the top of Latrigg


The Helvellyn ridge behind High Rigg
Some signs of spring (but not many)...