We are very fortunate to live in the North West of England surrounded by beautiful country landscapes of the Lake District, Peak District, The Forest of Bowland and the sea of Morecambe Bay. It’s the Forest of Bowland where we’ve spent a few days l.
A Walk up Clougha Pike
Clougha Pike is one of Trail Magazines Top 100 Walks to walk in Britain. It’s a stones throw away from Lancaster and at only 416m it’s not that large. Perfectly doable in an afternoon. It might be small but on a nice day you can see for miles.
We’ve been up this hill before, but this time I thought I’d document it for the blog. You can park in Quernmore village and armed with an OS Map you can walk a few different paths up to the top. It’s a nice easy climb especially when carrying a baby on your back. It takes just over an hour. It’s often a bit boggy in places so walking boots are a must.
It was a bit busy the day we went up, it meant we could get a family shot with that beautiful view in the background. It’s not very often the Robot looks grumpy but I can normally make him smile by waving frantically at him!! Sadly this photographer doesn’t have the amazing Mummy skills that I have!
As I said before you can see for miles. You can see the rolling hills of the South Lakes in the picture above. I would love to say that it was really peaceful up there, normally it is but there is something that we are seeing more and more of and it is people with drones. There was a kid up there with his family flying his drone. They aren’t the quietest of things and it turns out they really aren’t cheap either.
It’s nice to see people outside as a family but at the expense of other peoples enjoyment of a peaceful natural outing. This kind of technology is a double edged sword, would this family have been outside if it wasn’t for the drone? Who knows, I just hope we don’t come across it even more!
One last photo and heading back down. All the talk of technology and drones though made me check the Geocache App on the way back to the car. There was cache in the tiny village of Quernmore where we had parked the car. A quick cache logged later and I consider that a good end of the day!
Have you experienced the awful drone noise when out on a walk yet? Do you mind it?