Saturday, 1 April 2017

Lily Tarn

Last weekend we were blessed with sunshine, blue skies and no work, so as we do around these parts, we got outdoors and made the most of it.
Now that Lily is getting that big bigger (as they do),  it is no longer as straightforward as putting her in the back carrier and striding out to wherever we like. Instead we now need to make use of distance and terrain more suitable for little legs.
A little research and map reading later  a short circular route from Ambleside led us up to the aptly named Lily Tarn. Although there was snow on the higher fells it was lovely and warm and the air was still.
Looking down Lake Windermere.
A perfect spot for a picnic.
Lily Tarn.

From where we were parked it must have been about a five mile walk. Little legs did very well.
I am now looking forward to discovering more short walks which we have previously overlooked.
J. X

26 comments:

  1. What fabulous scenery, and even better with a blue sky. Lily does so well to walk and I'm sure it will give a love of these beautiful surroundings. I've never been to the Lake District even though it isn't all that far away from here but it's on my 50 Before 50 list so I hope we'll visit very soon.

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    1. I think everywhere looks so much better with blue sky. We get more than enough rain and grey skies here. Oh , yes! Do visit the Lake District, I'm sure you would love it. X

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  2. Yay, well done small legs! I think I'd struggle with 5 miles at present, so big kudos to Lily! Looks like everyone had brilliant weather last weekend.

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    1. They did do well. It was a beautiful weekend. We were very lucky. X

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  3. It is so nice that Lily enjoys walking, so many children prefer screens xx

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    1. She does like her screens, but much prefers to be outside jumping in muddy puddles - for now at least. X

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  4. Wow the views are lovely.

    Julie xxxxxxx

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    1. They are beautiful on a good day Julie. X

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  5. Lovely photos! I am so impressed that little legs could do 5 miles! I know I can't!

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    1. Thanks Bless. She has always been pretty good at walking. X

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  6. You're right, that does look like the perfect spot for a picnic. It's looks beautiful there :)

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    1. It was. I could spend all day looking at views like that. X

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  7. Such wonderful views! I doubt if my legs would take me 5 miles now either so well done Lily!

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    1. She does very well. It won't be long before I'm struggling to keep up with her. X

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  8. I think 5 miles is impressive for little legs, so well done Lily. What beautiful scenery and views you had, and a great spot for a picnic. x

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    1. It was beautiful. Thankfully Lily has quite a lot of energy to burn so manages quite well. X

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  9. Oh my goodness look at those views! Stunning.

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    1. It's not bad on a sunny day Sol. X

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  10. Oh how stunning those views are, Lily's little legs did very well xx

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    1. The little legs are probably helped by the promise of a gingerbread man at the end. X

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  11. What a beautiful walk! The scenery is just wonderful isn't it.

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    1. It's beautiful Amy. We are very lucky. X

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  12. Oh bless her...it's surprising just how far little ones can go if they're having a good time. x

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    1. She does enjoy getting outdoors, for now at least. X

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  13. Gorgeous! We haven't been to Ambleside for a couple of years. I think we are overdue a visit!

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    1. It's a lovely place to visit when it's not too busy. The lake, waterfalls and fells are all within easy reach. X

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