Saturday, 24 December 2016

A cold snap in November

 Where did you get that hat ?

 Not great quality photography but Absolutely beautiful

A December weekend in The Lakes Sunday

 Grisedale Pike & Hopegill Head

 Cloudy in the south Lakes

 Sun set from Hartside

A December weekend in The Lakes

 Hills very quite

 Fabulous weather and the summit to our selves !!!

 View from Great Gable across to Scafell Pike and The Central Fells

 Styhead tarn

Getting into the Christmas spirit

 Silly faces

 Percy pigs 

 Very windy and therefor quite cold really :)

Mountain Bike trip across the boarder ridge, Keilder to Newcastleton and back.

 This has become a tradition for us in December, not sure why but it has. 
Its a great trip and needs an early start from home at this time of year to get to Keilder in time to do the route in day light.
 Toll information
 Views into Scotland and the Eildon hills
 We found this very friendly cafe in Newcastleton. 
They let us in even though we were throughly wet and muddy and cold!!!!
We had some delicious soup and loads of scalding hot tea.
We bought some battenburg cake with home made marzipan to take away and stuffed it into our pockets.
Fortified for the cycle back.
 We headed out into the cold
 A brief stop to eat some cake we couldn't wait any longer :)

 Almost back and the light is fading 
 Back and packed up ready for home :)