09 April 2011

fell time


feeling so tired, yet so utterly relaxed. a holiday of extremes with aching limbs to prove it. long, slow plateau walks with the in-laws, whilst staying in the luxury of a 18th century cottage-complete with log fire and cooking range. the weather, wet and very, very windy. we tagged two extra days on the end. one night at the yha in glenridding meant four classic ridges clambered and sun burn to our surprised skin.
i feel an ode to the lakes coming on...

17 comments:

SS:Mtn Biker said...

Gorgeous pics,sounds like twas fun! :)

ultra collie said...

have you retouched out the CLAG???!

Elizabeth said...

great pictures. I went riding in the lakes for the first time a couple of weeks ago and loved it. I have obviously been neglecting this part of the world and your post has just given me some ideas!

JessiePants said...

The holiday sounds lovely and photos are just AMAZING!

kate said...

ss- yup, even without wheels ;)

uc- haha, no clag on fri and sat, just glorious sunshine-you must of had a bit in kendel?

elizabeth- i've yet to ride my bike there!....in other news, i'm considering that lakes tri but road biking doesn't really count does it ;)

jessie- thanks! if you're ever in the uk the lake district is well worth a visit

Simon said...

Cripes Kate that second picture especially is awesome!

Daz H said...

Good pics Kate. Wish I had a quid for every time Ive run over that route

Elizabeth A said...

i am entered in the day in the lakes tri in june. is that the one you're thinking of? My friend did it last year, said it was great.

Stu Stod said...

Are you on Wether hill / Loadpot on that top photo Kate?

sbrt said...

Lovely.

I am missing the Lakes.
Not been since the Rab last September.

Adam said...

Wow. Looks amazing. If I wasnt so gay that I am allergic to walking boots its photos like that that tempt me. You wouldnt think I have been living Peak District-adjacent for 6 years.....

kate said...

simon- thanks, striding edge early doors-ish.

daz- first time for us, will certainly be back-hopefully in winter ;)

elizabeth- yeh, that's the one. i like the idea of the fell run but am a bit put off by the road ride (more scared that i'm really slow). good to hear it's recommended though.... maybe!

stu- gold star :) is it a regular of yours?

sbrt- it was our first time since the rab too and strangely enough we covered much of the same ground! you planning on rab again?

adman- even andrew has been known to join us on the odd ramble ;)

sbrt said...

Yes Ray and I will be doing the Rab.

Are you playing?

Groover said...

My dormant English geography leaves me wondering "Where are you, Kate?" As all the other above, I love the pictures. I'm just wondering what you are doing in shorts in the second photo!? It looks absolutely freeeeezing.

kate said...

sbrt- yay! we are, not sure about teams yet though...

grover- the lake district is a national park in the north of england. home of fell running, the pencil museum, beatrix potter.... ;) excellent cycling on and off road, definitely worth a vist if you're ever out this way. as for the shorts, it was actually pretty hot, just hazy in the photos.

Pedalling Polarcherry said...

looks fantastic. is that a pic of striding edge/swirrel?
i'm off to the lakes this weekend, you've just made me feel very excited indeed!

x

kate said...

ppc- correct, striding edge. first time for us, not nearly as terrify as sharp edge! ...you chose a good weekend for it :)