What a Wonderful Week

What a wonderful week we’re having. Spring has certainly arrived in the Lake District. Monday through until Thursday we were blessed with wall to wall sunshine and I was lucky enough to be able to get out and enjoy it.

Scafell Range

On Monday I parked up at the Three Shire Stone on Wrynose Pass and walked along the tops to Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag. The famous boundary stone marks the location where the historic counties of Lancashire, Cumberland and Westmorland once met. Cumbria was created in 1974, prior to that time, Monday’s walk would have taken place in Lancashire.

One of the highlights of my walk was the view back over Wrynose to the Scafell Range. I always enjoy seeing the bite-like gap of Mickledore between Scafell and Scafell Pike.

Coast to Coast

On Tuesday I had a little less time to spare but I did manage a short walk along the coast from St Bees to the lighthouse. It is of course the start of Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, one of our most popular walking holidays. It’s a walk I never tire of and the warm sea breeze was like a fragrance.

Devoke Water

Wednesday morning felt like summer never mind spring, it was absolutely glorious. I made my way round to the Eskdale one of the most peaceful areas of the Lakes. I visited Devoke Water and it was sublime. Not a soul around, not a sound to be heard. It’s not that I grudge others enjoying our beautiful landscape, not for a minute, encouraging others to walk our beautiful countryside is how we make our living after all, but just for that hour, alone by the water, life was idyllic.

What a Wonderful Week

Eskdale was far too nice to rush away from and I had a few more hours to spare so I headed across the moorland onto Green Crag where I was rewarded with superlative views into the back of the Scafell range. I was also able to look over to the route of our Inn Way to the Lake District walking holiday as it journeys from Wasdale over into Eskdale.

Red Screes

In truth I hadn’t planned on walking on Thursday but through a series of events I found myself driving over Kirkstone Pass. I parked up at the top of the pass to soak up the views and there above me was Red Screes, beckoning me. Now the Inn at the top of the pass kindly advertises the fact it stands at 1481 feet above sea level, so therefore it would only be just over another 1000 feet to the summit of Red Screes. The sun was shining, the air was warm and the walking easy. In no time at all I was stood on the summit taking in the views of Fairfield, Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag and whole host of other favourites. I could also see the route our Westmorland Way walking holiday takes as it passes into Patterdale.

You can enjoy many more images from each of these walk this week on our various social media channels; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+, we’d love for you to share our journey with us.

Client Feedback

Both my husband and I enjoyed our hiking holiday very much! We truly had a fabulous time. We found the service provided by Mickledore to be excellent in every way. Everyone we talked to or emailed with was friendly, knowledgeable and quick to respond to our requests. We found the trip to be well planned out and everything flowed smoothly. Our luggage transport was great – no problems. The booklet with each day laid out was excellent – the directions to each B&B were accurate and easy to follow. All necessary information that we needed for the hike, meal planning and transportation were provided. Every guest house or B&B we stayed at was excellent – they were clean, well kept, close to the trail and included excellent breakfasts.The hosts were friendly and helpful. We will definitely use Mickledore again and recommend you to our friends.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path, August 2017
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All in all, we had a fabulous experience and an absolutely wonderful walk. We walked through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, which was really special. It was very tough in places, and there were moments when I didn’t think I could keep going, but the sense of achievement at the end was worth every challenging mile, and we have already recommended you to several of our walking friends. We will definitely be back to do another walk with you. Thank you for everything.

Coast to Coast, July 2017
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Thank you, another great holiday.

South Downs Way, July 2017
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