Green Crag

Green Crag

Southern Lake District

Route: Green Crag

Area: Southern Lake District

Date of walk: 13th September 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 6.1 miles

Ascent: 1,600 feet

Today was Friday the 13th, so something was bound to happen – and it did. Gilly left her walking boots at home, and I left the camera battery in the charger. The air was blue when we discovered these schoolboy errors in the car park at the Woolpack Inn Eskdale, our start point

Still cursing, we set off and crossed over the River Esk to begin our ascent. It was easy going at first but soon the terrain became pathless – and very juicy. Gilly’s trainers were soon shipping water, but it was so wet that my properly booted feet were soaking too. The camera issue was resolved as Gilly’s phone takes passable pictures, and the weather was so indifferent that a good camera would have made little difference

We eventually made it to the top and looked back over the wild and remote landscape. Although it was dull we could see Morecambe Bay, as well as a large chunk of the Lake District

The way down was easier, as there was a distinct path for most of the way. We’d enjoyed the walk, and our mood was much better at the end of it than it had been at the start

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