A more challenging, and fairly solitary, walk during our stay in The Lakes was up to Red Screes. Walking out of Ambleside up the (very) steep road toward the Kirkstone Pass was an enjoyably energetic start. We did make an attempt at this walk a couple of years ago but had to abandon due to paw trouble!! It was quite handy that day that we bumped into a vet on our way back to the car who spotted that we were carrying one of our dogs and she was kind enough to gave a consultation in the street! Anyway this year we all managed with no mishaps, though I did get stung by an insect - out with the antihistamines again!
Our route took us along Scandale valley and the beck, then we climbed up (with a rest to take in the views - Morecambe Bay on one side and The Solway Firth on another!) and out onto the pass, and then on to Red Screes.
When out walking I often encounter unusual treescapes. On this walk I was struck by the eerie sight of these tree roots which looked as if they were about to start moving - spooky!