Through the Viewfinder
And What Alice Found There
Thursday was another lovely day here in the Lakes, and with the weather forecast predicting rain for the weekend (they weren't wrong about that one!) I decided to do an after work hike and make the most of the sun while it lasted. This time we conquered Caudale Moor, sometimes known as Stony Cove Pike - another Wainwright to tick off my list and another lovely walk to do again some time...
We started the walk from Kirkstone Pass Inn and walked up behind the pub and past the wind turbines. We quickly gained height as we were already quite high up coming along Kirkstone Pass. The route gave us lovely views of Windermere in one direction and Brothers Water in the other - we could even see Sykeside campsite where I spent many nights camping with my dad and sister when we were younger.
The walk was fairly easy with a few rocky scrambles along the way making it more interesting! We reached the top in 1 hour and 15 minutes - not bad considering the amount of times we stopped to take photos! The weather was gorgeous - sunny but not too hot, but turning slightly hazy once on the top. It made a nice change from thick cloud and rain which quite often happens when I go walking!
After stopping for photos on the summit we retreated back onto the path but took a different route via Mark Atkinson's monument - a small pile of stones with a cross on top in memory of a father and son who ran the Kirskstone Pass Inn for many years. We stopped at the monument for our picnic before setting off back, watching the sunset over the mountains as we went.
The walk was a really nice one - it was lovely walking along the top in the wide open space with great views all around. This is yet another walk I would do again in the future, especially with the added bonus of being able to stop for a drink at the pub when you're finished!