Once the initial chilly feel wore away, everyone was soon taking to the water as much as possible, taking many opportunities to dunk heads underwater too, for a bit of 'head freeze'.
We had perfect weather conditions, with blue skies and the warming sun on our backs the whole time. Even the water felt warm - ish!
And today I learnt the word for slippery in Spanish, thanks to Mamen. Resbaladizo will come in handy during our winters out in Spain, although the rock is usually dry out there so not so slippery!
Stickle ghyll, in Langdale, is only a short drive from Ambleside and a great place to try out gorge scrambling. It offers a huge amount of diversity, so whether you've tried it before or are a seasoned scrambler, it has loads to offer.
Thanks very much all, a real pleasure to spend the morning with you :-)