A funny thing – you don’t see a slow worm for ages, then you see a couple in the space of a fortnight.
You might recall we saw a slow worm on Scout Scar. Well, we’ve just seen another up by Grey Crag above Grasmere.
This one was a bit quicker at getting clear of the path than his Scout Scar relative, but he was lovely to watch while he was there.
The little circuit up by Grey Crag and Alcock Tarn is one of our favourite short walks from Grasmere. William and Dorothy Wordsworth liked it too. On a clear day it has some fantastic views over to the Langdale Pikes and back over Coniston and Windermere.
A relatively easy fell walk too – though some care is needed on the descent, where the path is quite rocky.
You pass up by Dove Cottage to start the walk and then follow the footpath signs to Alcock Tarn.
There was a tent by the tarn. How good to see someone enjoying spending the night in such a beautiful location – particularly as campers are having such a hard time at the moment.
And then – tea and tea cake outside the excellent Baldry’s tea shop in Grasmere.
What a wonderful way to spend a morning!
(c) Text and pictures J and A Bainbridge