Coed Brenin Enduro 2014

Coed Brenin Enduro 2014

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Haweswater land of the Hobbits!

With the crazy wet weather of late and poor forecast for Sunday we decided to go on a low level walk exploring the area around Haweswater.

We parked and got 'booted' up near some very 'hobbit' like chalets at the head of Haweswater. The start of the walk went along a road, and I noticed a house named 'Aragorn' - hmm, where are we again?!?!

Amazing ash tree in the 'shire' (will ash dieback get this far - hope not!)
We headed through some beautiful rich native woodland spotting the odd red squirrel as we battled through the mud.

Amazing lichen - and a Hobbit scuttling off looking for a ring......

When we got over to Swindale the sun came out. It was too wet to look at the crag, which I'd finally got to climb at earlier this year (its only taken me 5 years!).

Swindale - Gouther crag hidden in shadow under the sun!

Peter Pan shadows
On the return loop we saw a Hobbit walk in someone's garden, and I think I spotted Bilbo Baggins disappearing behind some trees.

Most people associate New Zealand with Lord of the Rings, but after today I'm not so sure....................

Views over to High Street as we head home to Dolphinshire

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