Thursday, July 10, 2014

Walla Crag Run

Climbing Cat Gill, looking back on one of my favourite views in the Lakes (with Dawn and David spoiling it)

Out again with the Wednesday running gang.  Jonathan has dubbed us "Hardly Any Climbing" or Hardly AC after my habit of not fully disclosing the impending ascent in order to encourage fuller participation in activities.  It was great to have a good turn out again and hopefully the little group will continue to grow and we will continue to have a laugh.  I had a really great time.  This is a great group of people and my hill climbing skills were definitely impeded through the act of laughing out loud.

This week's route was one of my favourites: around Walla Crag.  Parking at Great Wood NT car park, we climbed up Cat Gill then headed over to the summit.  We set a good pace which continued all the way around.  After admiring the views from the top, we continued on the path (it's a path on the map) down the hill to the road turning left into Spring Woods for more downhill joy before coming out at the cafe.  We then ran along the road for a bit before turning off towards Castle Head, a cheeky little climb but a great viewpoint.

From here we headed over to the shoreline path and followed it the last half mile or so back to the car park.

I managed to get to the top of Walla Crag before the crowds

here they are though

and again at Castlehead viewpoint

Next week Binsey.  Come and join us.

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