|Jen enjoying the ridge
|looking down to Crummock Water - we came up the ridge on the right
In fact it was a lovely route with any scrambling easily avoidable and even our friend Tim who is not at all keen on scrambling thoroughly enjoyed it. The start looks rather intimidating with steep grass and then scree; in practice the steep grass is short and the scree is avoidable on little paths up through the heather and you soon reach a delightful heathery ridge with little rocky steps. In no time it seems you step up onto sheep mown grass and stroll gently to the top.
|Tim, Jen & Skye on the top with Red Pike behind
Although when we started the tops were in cloud by the time we reached the summit everything was clear and the views were superb. After lunch we continued over Crag Hill, Sail and Outerside down toBraithwaite to catch the bus back to Keswick.
|view over Whiteless Pike to Buttermere with Scafells behind
|from the other end of the plateau over Grisedale Pike to Skiddaw & Blencathra
By the way Podgy Paws, the pet shop in Keswick are running a competition of photos of your dogs on Wainrights so go on their website to send in your photos