Walk up to Bowscale Tarn

This last weekend has been all about the parties! Our go to party on Sunday was in Keswick in the Lake District at 3pm. It being fairly late in the day we had time to go exploring beforehand.

We packed up a picnic lunch and headed for Mungrizedale just outside of Keswick. We parked our car in a lay by and found a spot to picnic by a river.

Robot and Dave are sat in long grass having a picnic, a river flows by

I love it when Dave makes the sandwiches as they are never boring. Today we had ham, pesto, cream cheese and tomato! They were delicious and not random at all!

After a quick picnic we checked out the OS Map for the area.  There was a bridle way near by that took us up to Bowscale Tarn on the side of Skiddaw.

It didn’t look too long or steep so I decided it was the perfect opportunity to try out a back carry with my woven wrap.  Normally I make Dave carry him if it’s a big climb.

Karen and robot on her back ihaving a selfie picture. A long green valley with a river running down it is behind them

The start of the walk is a nice steady incline with beautiful views up the Caldew valley.  It’s a quiet route as it isn’t in the heart of the tourist area.

The terrain was good and it wasn’t until the small last section that the incline got worse.  Hidden away behind a small hill was a the Bowscale tarn.

The sun was shining and the tarn glistened as we came over the horizon.  A beautiful little spot sheltered from the wind.  We didn’t hang around though as we needed to get back down again to head to our party.

But first a quick at the tarn photo shoot:

Bowscale Tarn is behind Karen & Robot. Steep green inclines around the tarn.

Selfie with karen robot & dave, behind them are the hills

A perfect little trip for an afternoon walk.  Did you get out and about at the weekend? Where did you go?

 

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    1. isntitpretty

      We think we will have to head down the National Trust route one day when the little man refuses to get carried. We are trying to make the most of it for now.

  2. Wow, I love this! The lake district scenery is just fantastic isn’t it? We did a trip before our little guy came along and really enjoyed lots of long walks. Sadly he grew to hate our carrier once he was about 15 months so I think we need to wait a few years before doing something like this again. Love the sandwich combinations – adventurous! Thanks so much for joining us again for #SharingtheBlogLove
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    1. isntitpretty

      We are very lucky to live near the Lake District, it is beautiful. We are waiting for the day when the little man hates the carrier, our family days out will change drastically when this happens!

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