After Laetitia’s ML Training she was mad keen to get out and practice more of her skills, so I was dragged out (kicking and screaming) to go walking. Yes, walking, in perfectly decent climbing weather!
So, we drove up to the Kirkstone Pass and headed up the steep path to the top of Red Screes.
We kicked-off with a search for the a letterbox at the summit. However, this seems to have been replaced by a geo-cache not so far from the original letterbox location. It’s such a shame that some letterboxes are being replaced! Sure, I’m a big fan of technologies that provide better features, fun, etc. However, geo-caching is a serious dumbing down of the sport; simply get your GPS out, enter the co-ordinates, and following the little arrow until on top of the cache! 🙁 What has happened to the map reading skills, compass skills, pacing, cryptic clue solving, etc. Letterboxing is so much more fun, such a good challenge, etc. – all far more rewarding in my view… Ah well, progress! 😕
After that we did a few tricky micro-navigation legs and worked our way over to Little Hart Crag. Here there was a proper letterbox…
Lake District Letter Boxes Complete – 6 of 90.
After some more micro-navigation we headed back down and enjoyed a pint at the Kirkstone Inn before heading home for dinner. 😛
Series - Lakeland Letterboxes
- Lakeland Letterboxes
- Letterboxing and Flammkuchen
- Navigation Practice
- Three More Sunny Days
- Grizedale Letterboxing
- Wansfell Letterbox
- More Grizedale Letterboxes
- Helvellyn Letterboxes
- Martindale Letterboxes
- Coniston Coppermines Letterboxes
- Walna Scar Road
- Summer Evenings
- Letterboxes, Birthdays, Climbing Wall & eBay star
- Charmer’s Grave
- Lingmoor Tarn
- Holme Fell Scramble and Letterboxing
- Barrow Door Letterboxing