In the Shadow of Blencathra: C2C Keswick to Penrith

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C2C signage means you’re unlikely to get lost…

In the Shadow of Blencathra
From Keswick to Penrith (C2C Day 3)

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After an evening of games and well earned rest at the family run Lyzzick Hall Hotel, day 3 of our Coast to Coast ride saw us head from UnderSkiddaw back through Keswick and onto Penrith. In case there wouldn’t be enough climbing we took time out to visit the Keswick Climbing Wall and the famous Castlerigg Stone Circle close nearby. Then we rode up and down, up and down all the way to Penrith, arriving by torchlight well after the sun had set. Not that we saw the sun. 

A relaxing night at Lyzzick Hall

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The homely atmosphere at Lyzzick Hall had a strange effect on the kids behaviour

Punctures fixed we’re ready to roll

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What with a puncture to fix and bags to load,
it took a while to get on the road

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Rested and relaxed we were sorry to leave the lovely Lyzzick Hall

One last look at the Lakeland fells and we’re off East

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We set off for the day from UnderSkiddaw in the Northern Lakes,
just outside of Keswick

First stop Keswick Climbing Wall

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And climbed uphill to the Keswick Climbing Wall,
for a spot more climbing with lots of other families
Read more about our climbing experience at the Wall.

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Our boys quickly made themselves at home on the bouldering wall

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While the girls headed for the pink section

A moment at Castlerigg Stone Circle

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Across the road at Castlerigg Stone Circle there were crows but no Druids. And no climbing.

Then onwards in the shadow of Blencathra

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But that didn’t last long once back on the C2C heading to Penrith in the shadow of Blencathra

On and on to Penrith

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Well not much shadow in this weather, but plenty of climbing, up and down
(mostly up) all the way to Penrith

Have you taken on a family challenge?
Do leave a comment and tell us about it. 

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We did this C2C ride across England, from Workington to Sunderland, as part of our Family Adventure Capital Season. We’re exploring different ways families can adventure together in and around Cumbria, sharing ideas and inspiration to encourage families to get out, get active and adventure together.
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Stuart's the adventure addict half of the team, always trying to persuade the family to get out, do more, go further. As co-founder and co-director he handles the business, creative, design, technical and publishing aspects of the project and is our chief photographer. With training as a professional learning and development consultant. an engineer and musician, his contribution is eclectic and unpredictable!

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