Doesn't it bother you when all the route reports you read make every hike sound like something straight out of The Waltons? I have, therefore, decided to start a new genre of hiking blogs and will be adding a little more realism. Our route for Saturday can now be described thus:
We kicked off in Tilberthwaite and at the first fork had a bit of a disagreement over the route. We bickered our way to the top of Great Intake before making up and enjoying the views. After slithering down through mud and sheep s**t to Greenburn Beck we headed up towards the old reservoir before nearly breaking our necks hopping across the stream. We then bravely forged a new route to the top of Rough Crags (henceforth to be known as the "rough route for rough hikers") before keeling over in a sweaty heap and devouring lunch.
|View from Great Carr|
Reaching the top of Great Carr we paused to enjoy the view. Well we mainly enjoyed the view. The part we didn't enjoy quite so much was the drop down to Prison Band and the hike back up to Wetherlam which lay ahead of us, but with the sun sinking and no alternate routes available we pressed onwards. About two thirds of the way up Wetherlam I decided that I wanted to be at the summit for sunset so upped the pace much to the delight of Steve. We got there just in time but were both panting so hard that most of the pictures were blurred.