I took Suzie, her 14 year old daughter Emelye and friend Katie on this lovely walk. It was perfect walking weather – sometimes sunny, sometimes cloudy and a good breeze to keep up cool!
On our way up to Esk Hause we could hear a farmer whistling and calling commands to his dogs to gather in his sheep. It was a while before we could see him high up on the mountain heading down from Ore Gap with a large flock of sheep running ahead of him and his four dogs – a lovely sight!
As ever the view of Scafell Pike is very welcome and not seen until you reach Broad Crag – being school holidays it was very busy.
We made excellent progress with Emelye and Katie finishing in 8 hours (they had boundless energy and finished by running back along Mickleden!) whilst Suzie and I finished half an hour later!