There is a hill near where we live that since we moved Tom has wanted to go up. It’s called 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 up 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 clear 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.