We headed up the the Lake District for the first May bank holiday this year. After a terrible journey up with what seemed like most of the rest of the country who were also relocating for the weekend, we eventually arrived at the campsite in Langdale.

While the weather forecast was lovely for the weekend, it was forecast to be very cold. As we wanted to climb we elected to stay low and headed to Raven Crag in Langdale. As a three we climbed The Original Route which was a lovely climb, and it was great to be back outside on rock and enjoying it!

On the second day we went for a big circular walk from the campsite. We headed up to Silver Howe and then up the ridge above Langdale towards Pavey Ark. After some initial, and very unexpected, rain the weather soon improved and we were left with beautiful views. From Pavey Ark we scrambled up the brilliant Jack’s Rake before heading to all of the Langdale pikes as well as a bonus wainwright. After the long descent back down to the Langdale valley, we enjoyed a walk back along the valley floor with lots of newborn Herdwick lambs.

View down Langdale from Raven Crag
Becky on the first pitch of The Original Route
Carl on the second pitch of Original Route
Becky on the second pitch of Original Route
Gorse in flower
Becky above Grasmere
Pavey Ark
Becky on Jack’s Rake
Becky on Jack’s Rake
What exposure?
Amazing positions
Summit selfie
Looking over Gimmer crag and Little Langdale
On the long descent back to Langdale
The beautiful Langdale valley