Training walks amongst the Scafell range

#scafell pike from Borrowdale

Descending to Borrowdale from Sprinkling Tarn

Today I was joined by sisters Niki and Neveen who are training for a forthcoming hiking trip to Iceland. We set off from Seathwaite with an open plan and an aim for the Scafell area.
We all expected rain, lots of it. Thankfully none arrived, instead we were blessed with bright sunshine for much of the day.
A rest break at Styhead gave us some refuelling time, then on to Sprinkling tarn. The early start I think helped contribute to tired legs at this stage and after a quick photo stop it was decided to begin our descent back into Borrowdale. This allowed for a more relaxed descent by the flowing waters of Ruddy Gill, which was in spate, so provided a wonderful soundtrack. A group of campers passed us on their way up to Sprinkling tarn, what a magical place to spend a night, let's hope it's a clear one for them.

As well as getting in some quality mileage in the mountains, we used the time to consider efficient walking methods and how to deal with the varied and often uneven terrain found in the mountains.

A fantastic day to be in the mountains, with scenery as fine as anyway.

Good luck for your Iceland hike, let us know how it goes 🙂


#guided walks to scafell pike

Sprinkling tarn and Great Gable in the distance

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