One of the days in the Lakes District we decided to go for a damp wander up Castle Crag, a former quarry. It's a gentle walk that turns a teeny bit treacherous because the hill is made of piles of thin slate, which we'd send slipping and sliding down the mountain with every step.
Lunch Order Faux Pas
We stopped in for coffee and toasties at this cafe before attempting the walk. It was staffed by some sweet exchange students, who were horrified when I ordered my toastie with both egg AND cheese. Judging by their and my company's disgust, not a combination that's looked kindly upon.
A bit of rain on the way up
...didn't annoy or set us back too much - in fact, it added mystery to the atmosphere of the walk. About halfway up we found a bunch of these slate markers that had been installed by previous hikers - eerie really, like a bunch of tombstones! Then again, guess they're wasted piled up into regular cairns.
Just taking a dip
Apparently the intermittent rain wasn't enough to satisfy our companion's desire to be wet.
An occasionally obedient Landy companion
The next day was significantly sunnier. We gathered up our belongings and did another quick hike - this time up a gentle hill closer to Penrith. Such a simple walk for a stunning payoff.