The Cumbria Way- Day 6: Into the wild…Back O’Skidda

Castle Rigg (Keswick) to Skiddaw House Hostel Overnight the wind was gusting up to 40mph again, but sheltered behind the campground hedge we were well protected. The forecast for the two days ahead was reported to be changeable, showers and wind. The forecasts so far have been pretty inaccurate; the mountains are making their own…

The Cumbria Way- Day 5: Borrowdale to Walla Crag

Langstrath-Borrowdale-Walla Crag-Castle Rigg By early morning the wind was still buffeting the tent and the sky was obstinately grey. But a nights sleep and the prospect of an easier day hiking down through Borrowdale put a spring in our step.  We made tea and crunched granola in the lee of a large boulder before donning…