Filming a walk from Otter Lodge up Wansfell Pike with Walks Around Britain

Getting ready at Otter Lodge

Getting ready at Otter Lodge

Last weekend we took advantage of the fabulous March weather to film a walk up Wansfell Pike with Andrew from Walks Around Britain. We chose this walk because of the fantastic views in all directions that reward you for making the effort to get to the top.

Starting off in the sunshine we passed Jesus Church which has a carpet of daffodils at this time of year


This a partial panorama photo so you can use your mouse to pan around.

Waterfall on Wansfell Pike

Waterfall on Wansfell Pike

We climbed up via Robin Lane and found that although the weather was fantastic – not a cloud in the sky – it was very hazy and the view was a bit limited. It seems wrong to complain though.

We carried on , stopping every now and then to film our progress, the ascent took rather longer than usual.

The world's heaviest tripod at the top of Wansfell Pike

The world's heaviest tripod at the top of Wansfell Pike

We finally reached the top having between us lugged up what must be the world’s heaviest tripod :-)

The view, in spite of the haze was still amazing.

This a 360 degree panorama photo so you can use your mouse to pan around.

Merlin

Merlin

We were accompanied on the walk by Merlin, Andrews young collie. I would love to have brought Suki along too but she’s in season and as Merlin is an intact male it didn’t seem like a great idea! One crazy dog was probably enough I suppose! :-)

Daffodils outside The Mortal Man

Daffodils outside The Mortal Man

We stopped on a corner, with Limefitt Park as a backdrop. to film a quick interview about our lodges and then we made our way down Nanny lane to The Mortal Man for a well earned pint.

Lambs near Limefitt Park

Lambs near Limefitt Park

On the way home we passed our first lambs – Andrew did a spot of filming near them to make the point about dogs , leads and lambing and then we returned to Otter Lodge.

Andrew tells me the raw footage looks great so I can’t wait to see what the final cut brings. Regardless of that we both had a great day out in the sunshine.

A great walk, great company and a lovely dog. What more could you ask from a Lake District day?

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