What a lovely day; and about time too. Days like this really have been few and far between this summer, so the chance of an afternoon walking in the sun was something I just didn't want to miss.
We'd only been walking for a couple of minutes and as we were heading along this forestry tracks between Darling How Farm and Aiken Beck, we could just about see the entire skyline of the route we would take today. This picture shows Lord's Seat ahead of us and the ridge to Broom Fell on the left of the picture. A little further out of shot to the left, you can see the tree line of Widow Hause and Graystones.
A walk from the Whinlatter Forrest area and onto the same fells as we were on today is just as enjoyable as this route, but at this time of year it does get a little busy around the Whinlatter Forrest area, more to the point though, there's not a lot of sense in trying to take advantage of the good weather by choosing to walk through dense woodland. So, pleased that we'd made the right choice, we found ourselves on the much quieter, Lorton side of the Lord's Seat fells. Incidentally; we only passed three other people while we were out. Not bad for a nice day in August.