Most of us working from home have little to stimulate the senses at the moment barring the view out the window and that daily walk on the same increasingly muddy route.
So apologies in advance for sharing these images of solicitors (pre third lockdown, we should point out) taking in some stunning scenery in the name of charity.
Four staff from Cumbria firm Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors hiked a total of 50 Lake District fells with friends and family between them to raise £500 for a local hospice. The challenge was spread over the second half of 2020.
Team member and keen fell walker Laura Clarke, who is a private client executive at the firm, and her partner Dan bagged 26 peaks including Ullock Pike, Blencathra and Skiddaw. She said her favourite moment was reaching the top of a snow-covered Helvellyn on Christmas Eve.
Laura was joined on the fund-raising team by Lauren Hanley and Gemma Rudd, who are both legal secretaries, and associate solicitor Claire Wilson, who is also a trustee of Hospice at Home West Cumbria.
Laura added: 'In keeping with Covid-19 restrictions, we chose fells which were closest to our homes in West Cumbria to avoid unnecessary travel, and we were joined on the walks by our partners and family members in our household bubbles. We decided in advance who would walk up which fells and I think everyone including the children got the fell walking bug.'
We’re not going to lie: it was a touch bittersweet seeing pictures of people enjoying such stunning views. Well done to the walkers both for their charity work and for convincing Obiter to book a holiday in the Lakes once this lockdown is all over.