Black Combe

7 May 2008

A morning departure from Broughton back to London meant that there was little time for walking, but with another sunny day forecast, it was a shame to waste any opportunity for a nice outing, so by 7.30am we were parked at Whicham and making our way up Black Combe.

Ellie and George as we start our morning walk.

Looking back to the sea on this hazy morning.

Two happy dogs taking a quick breather. Ellie thinks this is much better than Sunday's walk on Wetherlam and Black Sails.

8.40am, and we're at the trig point and wind shelter in only 70 minutes. Many people have done it much more quickly, no doubt, but this was still good for us.

At one point I had thought a t-shirt a mistake, but it soon warmed up

It was a shame that it was so hazy - the view towards Lakeland

Beginning the descent, and the dogs are full of energy

A short pause on the way down

As we gain the lane back to the car, a last look up at the base of the hill.

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Total distance 7.21 km and 567 m of ascent in 2 hours 20 minutes


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