23.3.15 and 25.3.15
With; Dr Nandy and Dr Lodh
Here at Come walk with me, we feel that our expert knowledge of the Lakes, Peaks and Snowdonia put us in an excellent position to give our customers the very best experience regardless of what they want to get out of their visit. We were recently contacted by Dr Nandy and Dr Lodh who were visiting Manchester for a conference but wanted to make the most of their time in the region and see some of the countryside. Both keen photographers, they wanted a schedule that would allow them to see some of the highlights, but by necessity in a short time scale that precluded any lengthy walks…..we of course obliged and put together a half day Peak District itinerary and a full day one in the Southern Lakes!
Meeting at Edale station, we headed up to Mam Tor where the wind was blowing but the views opening up over Edale and the Hope valley were as spectacular as always. We headed down the spectacular Winnat’s Pass and made our way down to the Derwent Valley and Ladybower Reservoir for another photo stop. We moved on to Castleton where the old village square, the beautiful stone cottages and Peak Cavern with it’s slightly sinister coterie of cawing Jackdaws all provided plenty of opportunities for some great pictures. We finished with a stop outside the Blue John mines for a quick view of the broken road and a last, longing look down towards Hope.
Wednesday morning was an early start, but one that was amply rewarded with some fantastic blue skies over Windermere and barely another soul to be seen. We investigated the lake from Bowness and Ambleside before heading down Langdale, with magnificent views of the Pikes, towards Blea Tarn, one of my favourite spots in the whole of the Lake District. It was Elterwater then Grasmere for some Wordsworthian history with Daffodils much in evidence, before the stepping stones at Loughrigg and finally Stock Ghyll Force. It was a great day out with lovely customers and we managed to fit a lot in and give Dr Nandy and Dr Lodh a real sense of the Lakes!
Whilst we may be all about the walking, we can use our extensive knowledge in many different ways 🙂