Sunday, 17 October 2010

A walk and a picnic on a perfect Autumn day

We had a lovely weekend and both had a day off work to attend my workmate's wedding.

The day before the wedding was beautiful and we had decided to go for a walk up the Old Man of Coniston . This being England we had packed all of the necessary outfits (scarf, hat, gloves, several jumpers and waterproofs). The day was lovely, warm and sunny so we needed only a fraction of the layers that we brought. Amazingly for the Lakes I didn't even need to get my waterproofs out of the bag!

We had a lovely picnic for lunch and sat eating with a view of the hills round us. 

I had been told that the views from the top were amazing, but unfortunately by the time we had approached the top this was the view:

Yup, not much to see! It never fails to amaze me how much the weather on the hills can change so quickly.

Once we got down from the top we were once again back into warm sunshine and  we had a lovely paddle in a stream. The numbing cold water over your feet is really refreshing!

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