GLENRIDDING 1st Sept 2019

Photo from Marcia


The Forecast was grim but, as is often the case, its bark was worse than its bite and the day was much better than expected with just a few showers instead of thunderous downpours. 

First off the coach were Stuart and Ele at Town Head.  They did a classic "up and over" Lakeland walk to Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, Kidsty Pike and the Knott and returned via Angle Tarn, Boredale Hause and Patterdale.

The Oldhams started at the Kirkstone Inn and walked over Stoneycove Pike, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street and the Knott to Angle Tarn and then out along Beda Fell.  The aim was to come back over Place Fell but time, energy or common sense dictated a quicker return to Glenridding.
Ian and Gerry also headed for the Knott from Hartsop and then on to Angle Tarn and back by Boredale Hause and Patterdale.

Three groups got off the coach at Deepdale Bridge.  John Gartside to ascend St Sunday Crag via Deepdale Hause and then back via Birks to Grisedale Bridge.
  Alan and Edwina did Place Fell.  The rain held off until they'd reached the summit but despite the occasional showers, the views were excellent and they returned by the Lakeside Path. 
Geoff and Mike were Wainwright bagging and managed Angletarn Pikes, Beda Fell and Steel Knotts.  As with the Oldhams, Place Fell was a step too far and will have to wait for another day.
Helen and Anne led their group from Patterdale to Brothers Water; up to Hartsop and back by Rookings and Patterdale.  Well trodden and lovely paths.

Finally, Marcia and Mike started at Glenridding and followed the Lakeside path for a couple of miles before walking up to a very impressive Aira Force.  Keeping by the stream they found further impressive falls higher up, followed by the ascent on to Gowbarrow Fell and descended by the Ullswater Way and the lovely circuit of the fell with its beautiful views of Ullswater and environs.

It seems that the person most affected by the weather was Mark who said every time he got off the coach, it teemed down!  But we left in sunshine: everyone seemed pleased with their day's walking and the very fine views they had most of the time.
Photo from Rick
Account from Marcia. Thank you.

A grand selection of photos from Stuart, Howie, Geoff, Mike C, Alan, Marcia, Mike J and Rick make a good album. Thank you to them all.
To open the Album click here

Mike K has sent a video of the last walk from Hawes



 Next Walks:

Sunday 15th September 2019 - Llanuwchllyn
6.00 p.m. departure

M57, Runcorn Bridge, M56, then on to the A494 through Bala and past Bala Lake, B4403 into Llanuwchllyn. The coach will drive through Llanuwchllyn to the coach turning-point just before Pont y Pandy, then turn round and return to Bala. Park in the car park at the S end of Bala. At 5.45 pm, the coach will leave Bala and return to pick up in Llanuwchllyn at 6 pm. Morning coffee stop at Chester services, M56.

Sunday 29th September 2019 Coniston via Torver
5.30 p.m. departure

Northbound to Preston, M6 north to junction 36, A590 through Newby Bridge and Penny Bridge, A5084 to Torver, A593 to Coniston. Park in Coniston. Morning coffee stop at Burton services.

Sunday 13th October 2019 Shap to Pooley Bridge
5.30 p.m. departure

Coach route to be determined.

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