Mr Toad

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After the strenuous efforts climbing The Old Man of Coniston yesterday, today we opted for a gentler lowland walk from Hawkshead up to the viewing point at Latterbarrow Monument.

Although short, at only four miles, it’s a worthwhile route with some stunning views from the top and a short, sharp climb up from Hawkshead to the top of the fell.

The return route skirted the edges of Grizedale and took us through Claife Heights Forest and it was a little after we’d entered the wooded areas of our walk, and broken out into an area that had been cleared, that I spotted our rusty-coloured friend, above, making their way across the path.

Having looked through some identification guides, I’m assuming our warty friend is a common toad, bufo bufo, but if any of you know better please leave a comment as I’d love to have a confirmed identification.


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