My photos of Whinlatter Mountain Forest in Cumbria

A day trip to Penrith and Keswick by train. Mike suggested a little hike in Whinlatter Mountain Forest, for its views and variety of routes. We parked at the national mountain bike centre, which is equally a national level kiddie hell-hole. But as usual the majority of the tourists stayed very close to the car park so we were able to enjoy the views over Keswick towards Skiddaw, Helvellyn and a brief view of Scafell Pikes. All very clear in the spring sunshine.

Always difficult to get on the train back to London but especially after such a fleeting visit. Good for me to walk on a few slightly rough paths, those plus the climbing had made me usefully sore this morning back in West Kensington.