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user1469381679 Sun 24-Jul-16 18:42:32

Hi ladies! Hope everyone is well! Quick question.
My partner & I just spent the weekend in Keswick we did Helvellyn & Cat bells plus Keswick park run. I'm 14 weeks pregnant. Besides stopping to pee 4 times on the Helvellyn I felt great!

We are going back in 6 weeks for my birthday! I'm really hoping to do skiddaw & another crag. Has anyone done these or any while pregnant? Thanks xx

lk26 Sun 24-Jul-16 18:49:57

I would have said Helvellyn is a harder walk than Skiddaw so if you're fit and well I guess you should be ok. I live in the Lakes and always walked while pregnant. Though not up big ones like Scafell etc. What about doing the Ullswater way. It's a new circular walk of Ullswater. It's approx 20 miles and not hugely hard except a few bits and lts of coffee stops etc en route.

Hairyhat Sun 24-Jul-16 18:55:06

Skiddaw is nice n easy compared with Helvellyn. Not many wee stops though as its a large "motorway" of a path. Fine if you're pregnant. Take fluids though as there aren't really any streams to fill up water bottles.

lljkk Sun 24-Jul-16 19:59:56

I went up to summit of Ben Nevis when I was almost 7 months. Good luck smile.

user1469381679 Sun 24-Jul-16 20:13:55

Thanks ladies! Really looking forward to it!

We might give Ullswater a go as well!

lk26 Sun 24-Jul-16 22:03:15

Enjoy. At least in 6 wks the lakes will be emptier afte the kids have gone back to school.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 24-Jul-16 22:05:15

How about parking near Buttermere, at gatesgarth farm and going up and then down to Black Sail Hostel? Puts you in Ennerdale valley which is wild and beautiful.

lljkk Sun 24-Jul-16 22:11:31

Can we discuss parking in Lakes, I'm up for that, anyway.

I read that the the carpark at Wasdale head is off limits (dodgy bridge?) Is that true?

I'm hoping to get up OM of Conistan, Scafell Pike & maybe one other high point with the DC, when we go to LDst next month.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Mon 25-Jul-16 08:28:51

Ive no idea about the current state of the Wasdale head road. I know when I was in the Lakes last March there was a website with all road closures marked.

Ive been up Coniston old man but was staying in the village, I think you can park on the road side on the little dead end road which heads up towards COM. Walna scar road???

Are you planning to do Scafell from Langdale? Again you can normally squeeze your car in somewhere on the road side. I walked up it years ago but was camping in langdale so just left the car at the campsite.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Mon 25-Jul-16 08:31:42

www.cumbria.gov.uk/floods2015/roadclosures.asp

Can't see anything about Wasdale here.

lljkk Mon 25-Jul-16 19:59:29

thanks, I think I was looking at very dated info, so no worries.

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