But it took only a few minutes to remember that venturing out in the rain is not only normal, but can be fun and satisfying. The landscape is transformed and has so much more colour during and after rain. Our first choice wouldn't be to go rock climbing on such a day, but there's plenty more to the Lake District than the climbing.
Starting with a nice gentle walk along our favourite valley, Langdale. Revisiting Stickle Ghyll, our most popular Gorge Scrambling venue and watching the water cascade over the rocks and into plunge pools, absolutely mesmerising. Daffodils are starting to flower in the valleys, adding an extra splash of colour, all helping us to forget the sky may be a bit cloudy!
Today I was joined by my pal Sam, and we enjoyed a wet & windy run around Loughrigg. A lovely route that makes for a good introduction to Fell running or simply to be enjoyed as a leisurely stroll to take in the many fine views of the Coniston, Langdale, and Fairfield ranges, as well as the tarns of Loughrigg, Grasmere, and Rydal. The route is relatively flat too, for the Lakes!
With a big downpour again this afternoon we couldn't resist a stroll alongside Stockghyll Falls, Ambleside. These were in full spate and absolutely raging down the mountain, quite a spectacle.
All of these have been hugely enjoyed and we can wholeheartedly recommend any as a rainy day activity.
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