Start point: Rakefoot Lane (NY 282 226)
Rakefoot Lane – Castlerigg Farm – Rakefoot – Walla Crag – Nest Brow – High Nest – Castlerigg Stone Circle – Rakefoot Lane
Distance: 4.7 miles Total Ascent: 246 metres Time Taken: 2 hours
Weather: Cold and windy. 3°C
The temperature has warmed since last week and there has been some thaw over the last couple of days. We had a short walk from Rakefoot Lane up to Walla Crag – it was supposed to be an easier walk to give Dougal a taste of winter conditions but as it turned out, the weather up there was quite severe so it was a good job we were only going a short way! We returned via Castlerigg Stone Circle and en route we were recognised by a couple of StridingEdge fans from Leicester – it’s always nice to stop for a chat with website viewers.