Saturday, 18 September 2010

A Safari around South Lakeland

The Safari gave up wildlifing today and joined some good mates on a trip around the Green Lanes of South Lakeland.
All these tracks are part of the Queen's Highway and can be used by anyone with a Peugeot 1007 or, dare we say, it a Hyundai Atoz if they felt they would make it from one end to the other.

We were in 'new' Red Kite country but the only raptor we saw all day was this distant Buzzard.
Just like Wales the Lake District has dragons too.

Lunch in the open.
Some lanes are rocky.

Some have deep puddles

Some lanes are stoney

Poor J's fuel pump packed in after this lane and he sadly had to limp back to civilisation for a repair.

Some lanes have quite steep sections.

Some lanes pass through farmer's fields

Spectacular views across to the Langdale Pikes
And Wetherlam
Wifey had to be put out of the Land Rover at times for squealing in terror...unnecessarily most of the time,nothing really to worry about

Got overtaken by a couple of mountain bikers one one section - that's how fast we travel on the lanes.

Broke a weld on one of the rock sliders that took a very big hit! So went home with it held on by a piece of string.

Where to next? normal service may be resumed tomorrow.

In the meantime let us know where the tracks in your outback lead to.

1 comment:

Monika said...

Looks like fun!!