There was hardly a breath of wind this morning and the sun was shining for mine and Connie’s first walk in shorts this year. It was glorious and we tended to linger around being in no particular rush and it was one of those days that memories are made of. Casper was looking decidedly hot today and he ended up being a muddy mess at the end of it all – there was only one thing for it and he was for the chop when we got home!
It was once again dull and very grey today so I opted for a low level walk exploring the western side of Windermere. Starting from Far Sawrey, this is really a walk in Beatrix Potter country. Given the publicity surrounding the new Miss Potter film, they are expecting bumper crowds here this summer so it was nice to have a quiet wander around the area before everyone arrives!
This morning’s short walk starts at Sawrey, the home of Beatrix Potter, and is a round of the high ground known as Claife Heights which lies between the western shore of Windermere and Esthwaite Water. The walk follows Wainwright’s Claife Heights chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 80.