Rambling couple’s very special day

Sarah and Sam met through the Metropolitan Walkers (Inner London Ramblers group). They got on really well, became good friends and after a year or so started dating. 

They both love the Lake District and, when four years later Sam proposed to Sarah at a waterfall nestled at the foot of the Old Man of Coniston, it soon became clear that neither of them wanted a traditional wedding. 

They decided that they wanted to climb the same mountain on the day of their wedding, together with their wedding guests. 

The couple got married at 10am on Saturday, 24 Aug 2019, had coffee and wedding cake, before climbing a 2,600ft mountain. It took them and their 50 guests 6 hours to get up to the top and back.

One of the biggest highlights of the day was arriving at the summit in their wedding attire with everyone assembled around the cairn cheering them.

Sarah said: "We both love the outdoors and it was fantastic to be able to celebrate our marriage by climbing the Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District National Park with so many of our family and friends. We think it is important for everyone to have access to our wonderful countryside and it is great to have organisations like the Ramblers working hard to protect that."

Sarah and Sam Adams

Image: Peter Robinson, Eye of the Tyne Photography