Thursday 5 April 2012: On top of the world
This was a monster walk! We started off about a kilometre behind the furthest lake then rose up through forestry via 600 steps made out of railway sleepers. The view from the top as we emerged onto the mountain was incredible - we were speechless, mainly because of those 600 steps though! The walk continued along the top of the mountain - you can see the small path to the right, then we descended down a rough boulder strewn path along side a waterfall into that valley. We were feeling pretty tough and rugged when some mad soul ran past us!! Earthdreamery did come to mind! We then walked along the valley floor, past the remains of a lead mine, through more forestry and lakeside until we collapsed in a heap and ate a very large lunch! The weather was perishing - bright and freezing and I'm sure I've got windburnt! The valley is glacial and the rocks granite and feldspar for those who like to know this kind of thing.