We ascended through what is known as the Rabbit Warren on the OS map, up towards Ling How. From here we headed right, along The Edge. The sun was starting to go down as we started ascending. Richard was determined to get to the summit of Ullock Pike to catch the sunset. As we neared the summit he started to get his camera set up. He was messing about with his camera when he asked me to look out towards Bassenthwaite Lake. He'd set the timer on his camera and then came running over to me to kiss me. He then went back to his camera to check the photo had turned out how he wanted. What happened next took me by surprise. He set the camera again, then ran across to me and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I then realised that the first photo he took was a test to make sure he got the right shot for the proposal. It was a very special moment of my life and one I'll never forget.
From Ullock Pike, we continued to Longside Edge then finally to Carl Side. It was dark when we got to Carl Side so it was on with the head torches. We then descended to White Stones and headed West along Skill Beck, through the Old Plantation and finally back to the car.
5.5 miles and 2700 feet of ascent
|Looking down to Bassenthwaite Lake|
|Ascending towards Ling How|
|Looking towards Bassenthwaite|
|Looking towards Skiddaw|
|Looking back towards Ling How|
|Looking towards Ullock Pike|
|Looking down from Ullock Pike|