Another day in the Lakes which turned out to be a great hiking day. We decided to hike the popular Catbells summit near Keswick. It is a very easy hike, but it takes a bit longer than we originally thought. It took us about 3 hours to reach the highest Catbells peak and hike back.
Being one of the most popular hikes, and with very few parking spaces nearby it's good to arrive early in the morning. We decided to make the ascent from Hawes End, and took the shortest way up to the lower peak following a steep path. The lower summit was reached quickly (and would've been even quicker if we hadn't stopped to take photos every 5 minutes, but with views like this it was impossible not to).
Summit photo !
Making our way down ...
I think we successfully turned S. into a little hiker.
Later we visited Keswick again, and had some delicious pastries from Baldry's ...
And took pictures of the pinkest Fudge shop ever
In the afternoon we decided to drive back to Coniston, and hike to another popular spot - Tarn Hows, the artificial tarn that Beatrix Potter left to the National Trust. The hike is very easy from the small parking place near Yew Tree Tarn, just outside Coniston.
We were lucky that it wasn't very crowded, and it's very easy to see why it attracts so many people.
And finally, the perfect end to this perfect day - a dinner at the famous Drunken Duck gastro-pub.