Grizedale Forest and Brantwood

Another walk from Coniston – this time east to Grizedale Forest.


As forecast, it was raining heavily all day – Most of the paths were under water so I got to find out just how waterproof my GoreTex Shoes were. At the end of the day my feet were bone dry.


I had to divert from my planned route as the paths were just too muddy – steep paths + mud can be pretty slippy. On the way back I stopped off at Brantwood the former home of John Ruskin. To my shame I had assumed he was just some local that had been hyped up for the tourists – I now know better.