Linking up to Lauren at An Outside Voice for her photography project. This month the prompt is Challenge.
I have climbed many hills with Mr D. All in The Lake District. The scariest being, Helvelyn….via Striding Edge. (lots of wreaths on the way) The highest being Scarfel Pike..highest peak in England.
But I’m going to show you pics of the latest one. Pillar. I am not the fittest person in the world. I struggle with the up ness of the hills. I’m usually the last, being enticed with promises of chocolate on the way..but once I get to the top I am quite chuffed with myself.
Here we are at the start.
Doesn't it look like a lovely flat walk…see the hill up ahead? that’s where we’re going…
Across some steams…
Realising there’s still a way to go….
Climbing up to the top. The thing about walking any hills is the weather. You have to be prepared for everything. The day was beautiful when we started out. We sat at the top of Pillar and had some food, and within 10 minutes the fog and rain descended on us. So much so, that we had to use the compass to find the path to get down, as we couldn't see our hand in front of our faces! On the way down it was a battle. And the other thing about walking hills in The Lakes? The footpaths not always what you might class as a footpath…….
The best thing about climbing a hill in The Lake District?
There’s always a pub nearby for a well deserved cider
We are going back there in Oct. I wonder what challenges will be in store for me?
Hop on over to Lauren's blog to see more challenges.
Oh…it seems lots of people across the water have never heard of Athena!!
Well, they were a chain of shops in England that sold art prints..The first one of the man and baby that I posted was extremely popular, selling squillions to teenagers across the country! they were really popular in the 80’s. They closed down in the 90’s, which is sad, I still love the posters and wish I’d kept mine.
The sun is still shining today..I have to go and get the shop open or there will be riots…