We had the pleasure of taking two lovely ladies for a hike yesterday, but the day was cold and we had to get a move on. Fortunately, both of them were very fit and we made record time up and over Loughrigg before the rain could come down.
The paths on the fellside are very confusing in mist so we were lucky to have a good view all around.
The summit in site has a large trig point on it and from the top are the most amazing views .
One of the views is towards the Langdale Pikes, but there are others all around and it really is a good place to be and have a picnic, but it was very windy and cold, so we decided to hot foot it down to this place. Grasmere Garden Centre where the food is good and they allow dogs inside too.
We had coffee and carrot cake, perfect. We missed the rain because we made the café by 3pm when it lashed down so we had everything timed to perfection.
Pete's four day walk this year is entitled "A Cumbrian Way" and takes the high road over the tops rather than the valley route of the Cumbria Way proper. Stonestar is our starting point, it is a location in the lower Duddon Valley or Dunnerdale as it is marked on the OS map, from here our first day's walk takes us to Coniston. Most of us will take a Minibus to Stonestar from Keswick for a late morning start, beginning walking probably about 10.30am. You can find Stonestar on the OS. SW sheet of "The English Lakes" at SD202912. From here there is an old drove track, pictured above, that gives access to the Dunnerdale Fells, the upland area east of the lower Duddon. If you have a copy of A Wainwright's "The Outlying Fells of Lakeland" you'll find more details of the Dunnerdale Fells on page 132.
A Cumbrian Way...30 June to 3 July 2015, If you want to come contact Pete or Lyn by phone, text or email or just drop in.