Monday 18 April 2016

Orrest Head

The last two weeks seem to have flown by. One minute April is on the horizon, the next we're halfway through! How does that happen? I feel  like I have been constantly busy with not an awful lot to show for it.
I am, however, determined to 'get out and do more' so last Sunday we visited Elleray Wood and Orrest Head. It promised to be a good weather day so a picnic was packed and off we went to the train station. Following a false start (thank you train app) we eventually arrived in Windermere just before midday.
The lovely lady in the ticket office even gave Lily her very own VIP ticket. How cute is that?                                           
The walk to the top doesn't take very long and is all on lane or track. The sun shone through the trees and every so often there was a viewing point with a mere glimpse of what was to come at the top.
We were blessed with a beautifully clear day and we sat and took in the views while we ate our sandwiches. It is a popular walk and was quite busy at the top.
Alfred Wainwright once said "Those few hours on Orrest Head cast a spell that changed my life".
Of course, after all our hard work, once we had walked down we rewarded ourselves with a delicious Hot Chocolate at a local cafĂ©.

J. X