Carron Crag, Grizedale

10 August 2006

Climbing the bridleway west from the Grizedale Forest visitor centre, an unusual dry-stone wall.

As we walk along one of the forest roads, a view down to the visitor centre. Judging by the number of people who asked me for directions, they seem successfully to have encouraged people to explore (which is good), but without a good enough idea of where they are going (which isn't).

Looking north across the forest to the high fells

The Coniston Fells to the west

The heathery summit area was a delight, with very extensive views for its moderate height.

The green expanses on OS maps inevitably fail to fully illustrate a working forest, where some areas are being felled and others are more recently planted: when well done, this makes for an interesting walk, much more open than one might anticipate.

The old bridleway takes us back down towards the visitor centre. Total distance 5.58km taking 1 hour 50 minutes (including 25 minutes stopped)

Nothing to do with Carron Crag or Grizedale, but an impressive fiery sunset over Wrayslack and its higher neighbour deserved a photograph.


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