Showing posts from November, 2019

GRASMERE 24th November 2019

It was a murky day - but not wet, nor windy nor cold, just very cloudy. At the first sight of Windermere, Huw and Steve headed for the front of the coach to start their regular discursive walk to Grasmere. At Ambleside Rugby Club Anne and Helen’s group left the coach to commence their familiar route along the Rothay and into Rydal and Grasmere. Shortly afterwards Geoff’s group headed for a speedy Fairfield round trip. At Rydal, Alan and Edwina ascended the steep slope of Nab Scar for a panoramic view of Grasmere and then on to Great Rigg to descend to Grasmere by Stone Arthur. The Oldhams also left at Rydal to follow their 11 mile loop from Loughrigg to Blea Rigg and Easedale Tarn. The remaining six groups left the coach at Grasmere. Steph and Frances returned to Ambleside along the Terrace and then back along the Corpse Route. Marcia ascended to Alcock Tarn; from here they made a pilgrimage visit to the Caves to feed the ice- bound fish and eve

SEDBERGH 11th Nov 2019

Can you see the ten walkers going up the path beside Cautley Gill?  (Geoff's photo) In sad contrast to the desperate flooding elsewhere, the Fell Walkers enjoyed an idyllic autumn day’s walking. There were eight groups out on the fells. The Oldhams left the coach just beyond Kirby Lonsdale to access the Brownthwaite - Barbon – Middleton fells. The ‘promise’ of just 15 miles was later 'reduced' to 17? Stuart and Mike’s groups headed for Barbon Park. Stuart started up Devil’s Crag, crossed Calf Top and descended by Long Bank and Holme Fell. Over the whole day they saw one man and his dog, and two deer. From Barbondale Wood, Mike’s group commenced a meandering trail of paths and lanes below Middleton Fell, with diversions to see the Roman Milestone and follow the Roman Road beside the Lune, and ending up on Holme Fell. The five remaining groups left the coach Sedbergh. Paul C led his group north-west up How Gill Lane to follow the winding ro