Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Easedale Tarn

Last week we were on a break from pre-school and  I was more than ready for this respite from the usual hurrying around in a morning. We were a little indulgent in our laziness and unashamedly Lily even spent a whole day in her pyjamas.
On Wednesday, however, we were up and out of the house early once again. It was a beautiful blue sky day (don't you just love it when those kind of days coincide with being off work?), perfect for a much longed for return visit to Easedale Tarn.
Easedale Tarn lies West of the small village of Grasmere and at the end of a very scenic yet gentle climb alongside it's outflow, Sourmilk Gill.
We set off from Grasmere just after 9am and I was so glad we did as it was still lovely and quiet. It was a sunny and bright morning with stunning clear views, not too hot for walking. Lily led the way and at times it was an effort to keep up! Except, of course, when there was the obligatory stop for flapjack.
Our walk was also a good excuse for trying out my new walking boots. Unexpectedly, my last boots had given up on me the previous week. I'd had them for over six years, although I was hoping they would last longer. Goodness knows how many miles they must have covered in that time. The trouble was they had been incredibly comfortable, so naturally I was a bit concerned about wearing in some new ones. There was no need, however. They are just fine and surprisingly much lighter on my feet, which makes keeping up with Lily that little bit easier.
Following a picnic beside the Tarn and taking in the views we set about our return to the village via Far Easedale Gill. The way back was rather boggy in places but was easily avoided by walking on the stones, so no need for wet feet.  (Lily take note!)
The stony track then led us back alongside Helm Crag towards Grasmere where I was rewarded with a nice cup of coffee and a sit down in the Wordsworth Memorial Garden. A really enjoyable day out.
J. X



36 comments:

  1. I agree with the beautiful scenery part, but I don't know if I'd call that a gentle climb. Looks pretty steep to me! Glad your new hiking boots felt fine and you were able to enjoy a lovely day with your daughter.

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    1. Thank you Bless. It isn't all that steep and the clear pathway helps. I am very happy with my new boots. X

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  2. What stunning views, such a beautiful place xx

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. Each time we turned a corner the different views were quite stunning. X

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  3. Such a lovely walk with stunning scenery. You certainly chose a beautiful day and your photographs are wonderful. So worth the effort though there's absolutely nothing wrong with an occasional pyjama day :)

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    1. We were very lucky with the day Eileen. It has been quite wet and windy since. X

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  4. its lovely when you dont have to rush in the morning during the school holidays isnt it?:)

    It sounds like you had a great day out :)

    Evie is a slow coach unless she wants to be quick!

    I now fancy having a flapjack, I may have to buy some flapjack bites today as I have to go into town... :)

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    1. The break from routine was very welcome, although I am always ready to return to it. For the most part I quite like a bit of structure to my days.
      Definitely treat yourself to some flapjack. It's so good. X

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  5. Beautiful photos, you took us on a stunning walk.

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    1. Thank you. It was lovely to have you along. X

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  6. Such beautiful scenery. I love getting out and about early in the day before others descend on a place. I'm ready for a new pair of walking boots too.

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    1. Getting out early is like having it all to yourself isn't it? Good luck with the boot hunting. X

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  7. It looks a wonderful day out, and it is so nice that Lily enjoys the great outdoors xx

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    1. Thanks Marlene. Lily positively thrives outdoors. X

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  8. you live in such a beautiful part of the world, I'm not surprised you work your walking boots so hard!

    Your garden is looking gorgeous. xx

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    1. Thank you Sadie. We are very fortunate to live where we do. X

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  9. It looks absolutely beautiful. Just the scenery you need while you are walking.

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    1. Thank you Tania. It was really lovely, especially on such a sunny day. X

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  10. How beautiful everything is .. I am envious :)
    Thank you for your comment on my blog .. nice to meet you :)
    C

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    1. Thank you. It was lovely to discover your blog and 'meet' you too. X

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  11. WOW! It is a fantastic place to go and enjoy. Every where green. Stone path looks beautiful. It would be nice to have a walk in the stone path.Beautiful waterfalls between the mountains:)

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    1. Just looking at the photographs again made me realise just how vibrant and green it all looked. It is a beautiful walk. X

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    1. It definitely felt that way. X

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  13. Oh what a beautiful walk you have shared with us...x

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    1. Thank you Jackie. It's one of my favourites. X

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  14. What a fantastic walk with such stunning scenery Jules, no wonder you enjoy spending a lot of time outside. Is this walk the one where my heart was in my mouth over the picture you posted of Lily climbing the rocks? I want to know how you don't get lost. They'd have to send mountain rescue out for me, I wouldn't have a clue where I was going :) xx

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    1. It was a very enjoyable walk Suzanne. The scenery and weather made for a perfect day. And yes, this was the walk where I took THAT picture of Lily. She is quite adventurous at times and not as delicate as she looks. There is no worry of getting lost on this walk, just follow the stone path and you can't go wrong. X

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  15. What a truly wonderful day, the scenery, the weather and even your new boots all look great.
    So pleased your new boots were comfortable, I've had mine some years now and they fit like gloves and clean up like new!

    Always lovely to see Lily ...

    Wishing you a good weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan. It did feel like the perfect day.
      I was so worried about getting new boots. My previous ones were so comfortable and I always cleaned and cared for them. I guess they had just finally had enough, walking boots or not. Thankfully, my new ones are great, although I'm not sure they will last as long.
      Have a lovely weekend. X

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  16. The scenery is stunning. We live in such a beautiful part of Britain don't we?

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    1. We really do! It's not bad up North is it? X

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  17. you take such beautiful pictures!

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    1. Thank you Sol. I think it has more to do with the subject matter than photography skill. X

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