Wednesday 23 September 2020

Grizedale Forest: Carron Crag

On Saturday the weather was so glorious that we had a 3 generation, plus dog, trip to Grizedale. As I have repeatedly walked on one side of the forest (on the Grizedale Tarn Trail and Ridding Wood Trail), we chose a walk up to Carron Crag. It is described as a strenuous 2 hour walk of 3 miles:

This walk had us following the red sign posts. It took us up a steep rocky path into the woods before reaching the more open forest track:

It was interesting to have a mix of terrain under foot. We were also treated to some amazing views of the Lakeland Fells. Not sure Sherlock was that interested in the views:

I had taken my proper camera along and had a go at taking some close ups of the lovely lichens along the route:

Sherlock enjoyed being allowed off his lead in a safe environment. We were enjoying ourselves so much we got a bit lost!

We realised we were now only seeing cycle signs... However we glimpsed a distant view that we knew would be a lovely backdrop for our picnic:

So we sat down looking over Coniston:

Sherlock seemed content to sniff around and soak up some sunshine whilst we munched our lunch:

My daughter was training him to ignore other dogs and walkers by distracting him with little treats:

We made our way back to where we had missed our correct route and found Carron Crag with its trig point:

It was interesting to get to the top:

@libby.willoughby03 and Sherlock climbing to the trig on Carron crag in Grizedale Forest ##cumbria ##bichonfrise

♬ Believer - Imagine Dragons
It also turned to be quite tricky to take a 3 generation plus dog trig top selfie:

This side of the forest also had its own share of art works:

Sherlock discovered this one:

Parts of the forest seemed quite magical on the way back down. There were plenty of curving paths back through the forest:

We also indulged in some forest bathing in these wooden structures:

A lovely walk with views, fresh air, art and good company.

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