AMAZING Views from Causey Pike - Diligent Fitness

AMAZING Views from Causey Pike

What a difference a week makes! Last Sunday we were basking in near tropical temperatures on top of Causey Pike in the Lake District – well it sure felt like it compared to the damp drizzle of today.

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We started out from Little Town, Cat Bells one side of us and the lesser populated Causey Pike in front. See that ridge – that’s where we were headed. Up to it, across it and then up the next ‘hill’ too.

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Cheeeeeeeese 🙂

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And this is only the beginning. It was a steep walk.

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View from the end of the first of four grueling 30-45 mins full-on uphill climbing. Although the guidebook had assured us that there was only a little scrambling “hardly worth even a mention” …I beg to differ. I imagine it was incredibly peaceful up there but all I could hear was my heart beating in my head and my struggling for breath. The sled at the gym has nothing on this.


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End of the second climb and time for a refuel. Rye toast with avocado and grilled salmon. Yum.

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Resting just before the scramble ‘not worth mentioning’ – it was a full-on rock scramble and actually quite exposed in parts. Scary.

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The ridge. Quite step scree drops each side. That is all.

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Late afternoon haze at the top of the third and penultimate up-hill stretch. It was like being stuck in some hideous Escher puzzle. There was literally no downhill – surely that’s not even physically possible. But yes, apparently so.

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The view from the fourth and final uphill trudge – it was practically vertical. #exhausted

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On the way back to the car – downhill at last. Actually it’s quite hard going downhill too. By the time we got back to the car it was freezing cold and dark. A treacherous drive down the very foggy M6 and we finally got home. Shattered doesn’t even cut it – K has gone out on his own this week!

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