This walk took place a few days before Christmas, and went from near Lancrigg Guesthouse, Grasmere up to the head of Far Easedale, and thence to Calf Crag, Pike o’ Carrs, Gibson Knott and back down (deteriorating weather meant giving Helm Crag a miss, unfortunately). Near Pike o’ Carrs, I met the only other soul I encountered all day. As he approached through the windy and chill winter landscape, I wondered what kind of greeting we might exchange. In the event, as he walked past, he said “Beats Christmas shopping any road”, a sentiment with which I assured him I heartily concurred! Distance: 5.86 miles/9.44 km; height: 1906 ft./581m.
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