Mini adventure up Birkrigg Common…

There is a hill near where we live that since we moved Tom has wanted to go up. It’s 12118976_10153033239155213_7010051966432993948_ncalled Birkrigg common and if what we have been told is right, it’s where people go sledding when it snows. We had an hour or two spare this morning so we thought why not head up there and have a little explore? We parked the car at what we thought was the car park and headed straight up the path. Considering we had walked up Loughrigg the week before, this was a killer!

The path was a lot steeper than we thought, not that that stopped Tommy running 12079615_10153033239285213_4646539299138900297_nup it (seriously, where does he get that energy from?!). We spotted (and maybe ate) loads of blackberries on the way up and had a brief encounter with a caterpillar. Charlotte was a bit tired and struggling but Tom was impatient for us to catch up to him with him telling us, “Look Mummy, Daddy there’s a beautiful view!” and he was right. The views are spectacular. I didn’t realise the hill was so high up if I’m honest, but as there are no trees on top, you get a full 360 degree view. We could just about make out Blackpool Tower as well as the wind farm off the coast of Barrow, the Coniston Fells were 12122795_10153033239060213_7664030444303361615_nclear too. There were some sheep grazing and loads of limestone rocks for the kids to explore and climb on. They loved it. There is a neolithic stone circle up there somewhere but we couldn’t find it today. We spent a good while up there before heading back down. Definitely somewhere we will go back to again and again.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. What a beautiful view. Hopefully we’ll have some snow this year and you can revisit with some toboggans! Tom sounds like he’s full of energy and loves hiking. You really can’t beat eating some freshly foraged blackberries either. It sounds like a really fun place to play around at the top. Thank you so much for linking this to #whatevertheweather too xx


    1. Catavich says:

      It’s a great little find, we’re loving living up here and it helps for running off some of Tom’s energy, he wants to be the next Steve Backshall


  2. Jenny says:

    It’s amazing how much energy children have! Maybe it was the blackberries giving him a boost?! I love limestone areas, it has a lovely texture and limestone pavements are so much fun to hop from stone to stone. I haven’t been to an area with limestone since we visited Malham Tarn whilst at uni. Fantastic that Tommy already mindful of beautiful views, a great trait to have.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x


    1. Catavich says:

      I wish it was tom eating the blackberries, unfortunately neither of the kids are fruit (or veg) eaters *sigh* but he certainly gets his energy from somewhere. One day I’ll find out, and bottle it :-). Thanks for commenting.


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