Bobs Annual Walk – Sydneys 1st Hike – Blackcombe June 2010

Bobs Annual walk (Hike). Having walked Hellvelyn, Langdale Pikes, Coniston fells, Mosedale, and others in the central Lakes over the past 6 years. We went for the hill featured on BBC’s Coast programme where the Lakes meets the sea, giving the opportunity to look into the lake district rather than being in the Lake district looking out.
The drive in is pretty awesome, to start with,  this is Blackcombe in the Background
One of my favorite, walks, we only saw 3 other people all day proving its seclusion, we had woodland, valleys, rocks, dry, wet, sun, rain, mountain top, heather, bracken, bog cottton, sundew, bone dry peat and mosses. All in one day. Not bad eh, as I say “Beauty in Contrast”.
Sally, Jamy, and Cole Walking the easy start valley path.
Irish sea in the background
We stopped for 1st Lunch and morning Coffee on the rocks, Sally, Jamy, David, Bob, Cole and Sydney.

This rock looked good for a sit down, Cole and I
The going gets tougher as we head up hill


Eventually we are at the top,the Summit views just as the cloud and then rain and wind come in off the sea
Sydneys first Hike and mountain aged 8, what a success,
 here with Cole and off they go down the hill in the rain.
A fantastic days walk again, with excellent views and a good Lake District mix of weather.
if you would like me or another qualified Mountain Leader to guide you see 
sometimes its better led – no maps, just views
Johan Hoving
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