Sunday, 27 May 2012

A Walk up Great Burney

We set off up Great Burney, one of Wainwright's "Outlying Fells of Lakeland", rather naughtily parking at the "no parking" sign that everyone ignores. We decided to go straight up the front.

One of the best things about this walk is that you start from quite a height anyway, so you get a brilliant panoramic view without having to walk for hours - we got to the top (with 3 children, the smallest of which is 4) in less than 45 minutes. 

Another great thing about Great Burney is that you will hardly see anyone up there even though it really easy to get to. We are really lucky to live here as this part of the Lake District is off the beaten track.

Here you can see the Duddon Estuary on the left and Black Combe on the right.

On this picture you can see Burlington Slate's slate quarry with the Duddon Estuary and Irish Sea behind.

The view from the top! The lake that can be seen is Coniston Water.

Finn's little legs managed to carry him all the way to the top!

No comments:

Post a Comment